$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

It seems every trainer needs a European stayer in his stable and Gerald Ryan has joined the growing list with well-performed French import Martinvast.

The winner of three races from four starts in France, the four-year-old will be having his second barrier trial for Ryan at Rosehill on Tuesday.

Although he finished last of eight runners in a trial on November 7, Ryan was pleased with what he saw.

“I thought he trialled well even though he finished last,” Ryan said.

“He is a very nice horse who has won three times over distances in France.

“He came to me from OTI racing. They identified him from his runs in France and he is the only imported horse in my stable.”

Martinvast’s wins have been from 1950 metres to 2450 metres and he also has a third placing over 2000 metres to his credit.

OTI, which is headed by Terry Henderson and former Test cricketer Simon O’Donnell, has long sourced horses from overseas with the aim of winning the Melbourne Cup.

Their best result so far is a second with Bauer in 2008 when he ran the Bart Cummings-trained Viewed to a nose.

The most successful horse they have imported is Manighar, seventh and fifth in two Melbourne Cups before being turned into a weight-for-age star by Peter Moody last season.

Martinvast will be joined in the 1030m trial by stablemates Champagne Dynamite and Extraceed.

As he welcomes Martinvast to Australian racing, Ryan’s consistent stayer Ironstein is off for a well-deserved spell.

After missing a start in the Melbourne Cup for the second year in a row, Ironstein has his first attempt at 3200 metres in Saturday’s Sandown Cup, finishing a tiring seventh behind OTI import Ibicenco.

Ryan had been keen to get Ironstein to the distance and was uncertain whether he didn’t run it out because he couldn’t or because he was at the end of a hard campaign.

“All I know is he didn’t run 3200 metres on Saturday,” Ryan said.

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Big Bets – 26/5/2018

We take a look at the big bets theĀ online bookmakersĀ have taken on the weekendsĀ horse racing around the country with most...

Makybe Diva’s daughter wins impressively on debut

Blue bloody filly Divanation a daughter of three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva has won impressively on debut at...

Serial biter So Si Bon to be gelded

Serial biter So Si Bon will race on with his owners deciding to have him gelded. So Si Bon was...

Prince Of Caviar set to race on Saturday

The association between jockey Luke Nolen and the connections of Black Caviar is set to continue as Prince Of Caviar...

Black Caviar’s Oscietra retired

Black Caviar’s first foal to race ‘Oscietra’ has officially been retired. Oscietra on face value did not live up to...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.