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
Fidelia returns to racing at Caulfield on Saturday in the Group Three Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield

While ambitious plans with Fidelia did not work out in the spring, that will not deter her trainer from raising the bar in the autumn.

Fidelia returns to racing at Caulfield on Saturday in the Group Three Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield and while 1200m may be short of the mare’s best distance, Robbie Griffiths is looking at the race as the perfect springboard.

“Normally in these types of lead-up races she runs out the back then finishes off and runs third, fourth or fifth and she’ll probably do the same,” Griffiths said.

“She’s got the ability to win but its just a bit short of her best distances but it hopefully sets her up well for the remainder of her campaign.”

Fidelia worked her way into spring recognition off the back of four successive wins during an early winter campaign, culminating in a 1600m-victory at Flemington in May.

The mare began a five-run spring campaign with a fifth in the Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield before running third in the Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

Her campaign ended after she ran 10th on a wet track in the Group One Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 2.

“She had a great winter and she had some fantastic performances in the spring but didn’t get the accolades because of bad luck in running, bad barriers, and rain on Derby day,” Griffiths said.

“It was a shame because I think her performances equated to a horse that should have won one, two or three during the prep.

“She’s had a rest, she’s come back and has been working well.”

Griffiths said Fidelia would progress to the Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 29 after which he will consider taking her to Sydney.

“We’ll follow the mares races through Melbourne and then all going head to Sydney and hopefully to those Group One mares races.”

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

Free 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...

Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Futurity Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Futurity Stakes. The Futurity Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 22/2/2020....

Oakleigh Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Oakleigh Plate. The Oakleigh Plate was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 22/2/2020....

One of the worlds best ever racehorses and stallions dies

He was a super racehorse winning the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders Cup back when it was the richest race...

Queensland jockey banned for 4 years on drug charges

North Queensland jockey Mark Elliott has been disqualified for four years after his sixth positive random test to cannabis in...

Victorian trainer hit with horse welfare charges

Victorian trainer Mark Sues has been charged with failing to provide proper and sufficient nutrition and appropriate veterinary treatment to...

Horse scratched because the owner thought it was dead

We have lost the big million dollar races at Warwick Farm this afternoon, but we have NOT lost high stakes...

Trainer charged over Melbourne Cup day stomach-tubing

Victorian trainer Richard Laming and two stablehands have been charged for stomach-tubing a horse on race day. Racing Victoria stewards...

Melbourne Cup winning trainer’s torture case moved

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir and others accused of torturing horses and corrupt betting have won a bid to move...

Bill Vlahos and his multi-million dollar lie

Bill Vlahos built an elaborate betting system for horse racing and it was a multi-million dollar lie. The Melbourne racing...

The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes retired

Star colt Yes Yes Yes has been retired with a tendon injury ending his career. The winner of the $14...

Talented sprinter suffers fatal fall at Randwick

Talented sprinter from the Gary Portelli yard Ronstar has sadly suffered a fatal fall at Randwick. Ronstar clipped heels near...

Danny Nikolic denied Queensland jockey’s licence

Controversial former jockey Danny Nikolic has lost his bid for a riding licence in Queensland. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2020 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.