Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Faatinah will make his return in Saturday's Group Two McEwen Stakes

Senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes has not ruled out another Dubai trip for Faatinah, but first the sprinter will attempt a first-up win at The Valley.

Faatinah makes his return in Saturday’s Group Two McEwen Stakes.

Now a seven-year-old, Faatinah has travelled to Dubai for the past two carnivals, registering two wins and three placings from seven starts.

Those Dubai victories have come at Faatinah’s first outing off the plane and Hayes said if the gelding returns to next year’s carnival he would be aimed at a specific race.

After winning first-up at Meydan this year, Faatinah was placed at his next two starts, including a second to Blue Point who went on to win the King’s Stand Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Royal Ascot meeting in June.

“He hits form off the plane and then tapers off so we’ll pick a race and have him right for it,” Hayes said.

“He won a race in Dubai this year and ran second to the best sprinter in the world which is pretty good form for 1000-metre race around The Valley.”

Faatinah has an excellent fresh record of four wins from six starts including last year’s Carlyon Stakes.

He was one of many horses to gallop at The Valley on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s meeting.

Hayes said Faatinah was holding more condition ahead of Saturday’s first-up assignment.

“He’s got an amazing fresh record, but I’m not sure on the wet as there is rain forecast,” Hayes said.

“But if it’s dry, I’d be pretty confident he’ll run well.”

Hayes said Faatinah would be kept fresh for later spring assignments which could include the Group One Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on September 27.

Faatinah is yet to win at the highest level, but has proven successful at the next tier.

“We’ll likely go to the Moir and then he’ll probably race once more, but he’ll be having a light spring,” Hayes said.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Bookmaker Offers
Featured News

Southern France takes out the Zipping Classic

A late decision to run Southern France in the Zipping Classic has been rewarded, with the import racing away with...

Trainer in heated clash with RV stewards

Racing Victoria stewards have adjourned an inquiry over trainer Peter Gelagotis’ alleged conduct towards a veterinary official at Sandown. Gelagotis...

Stephen Baster lands a winner and fine with final ride

A narrow victory in the Group Three Sandown Stakes on Gold Fields has given jockey Stephen Baster a memorable finish...

Savatiano races to an easy win in $1m The Hunter

A rev-up from Godolphin assistant trainer Darren Beadman was all the impetus James McDonald needed to turn in a faultless...

Pretty Brazen wins the Sandown Guineas

Pretty Brazen will be given the opportunity to tackle the top autumn three-year-olds after a courageous victory in the Sandown...

Luckless Melbourne Cup horse sold

The luckless Melbourne Cup runner Il Paradiso will remain in Australia after local interests bought a majority share in the...

Railway Stakes

The Railway Stakes is a Group One race held at Ascot Racecourse each year over 1600m and is known to be Western...

Ballarat Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year. The () boasts a total prize pool of and is...

The Gong

The Gong is a new race introduced by Racing NSW which will be raced at Kembla Grange at the end...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Free List of the Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

 
 
Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

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