Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
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: Darren Winningham
Gary Portelli hopes Winning Rupert will sire the $2m Inglis Millennium winner

Winning a $2 million race is a game changer for any horse but this year’s Inglis Millennium result could also be a significant shot in the arm for the victorious sire.

Nine of the 16 runners are by first season stallions with seven individual sires represented.

Newgate Farm’s Capitalist has the biggest delegation with three runners while his freshman barn mates Extreme Choice, Flying Artie and Winning Rupert all have starters.

Star Turn, Sooboog and Shalaa, already the sire of Magic Millions winner Shaquero, round out the new dads on the block.

Gary Portelli will saddle up Winning Rupert’s flagbearer Hi Hi Hi and says he cannot recall so many first season sires producing runners in a feature two-year-old race.

“Nine runners in the race, that’s a massive stat for first season sires,” Portelli said.

“It’s not often that happens in the big races. You’ve usually got the Snitzels and the Not A Single Doubts dominating.

“But you’ve got the Shalaas, a Winning Rupert, all those stallions.

“Everyone who has yearlings in (the Inglis Classic sale) this weekend by these stallions will be riding these first season sires.”

Portelli’s chances of getting Winning Rupert on the board in a feature two-year-old race were dealt a blow when Hi Hi Hi drew barrier 15.

The trainer was lamenting the decision to reduce the race from 1200m to 1100m from last year, believing the shorter distances make it tough for horses drawn wide.

He is hoping his filly can utilise her natural gate speed to find a position and draws confidence from her debut performance at Canterbury when she scored a runaway 3-1/2 length win.

“We’re hoping she can get across a few early,” Portelli said.

“But barriers make or break horses in these 1000, 1100 metre races. Over 1200, the best horse probably comes out and wins.

“The classic races, – the Blue Diamond, the Golden Slipper, the Black Opal, the Magic Millions – they’re all 1200 metres.”

Hi Hi Hi is a $17 chance with TAB fixed odds while Profiteer remains steadfast at the top of markets as a $1.75 favourite.

Market 💰: View the Odds for the Inglis Millennium

Portelli’s other Randwick runner, Spaceboy ($5), will also be taking on a hotpot in Written Beauty ($1.35 fav) but the Warwick Farm trainer is not conceding defeat.

“Spaceboy is flying. I know there is an odds-on favourite in the race but whatever beats him will win,” he said.

*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...

Surround Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Surround Stakes. The Surround Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse on 27/2/2021....

Chipping Norton Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Chipping Norton Stakes. The Chipping Norton Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse...

Australian Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Australian Guineas. The Australian Guineas was raced at Flemington racecourse on 27/2/2021....

Australian Guineas first four nearly pays $1million

The huge upset by Lunar Fox in the Australian Guineas saw the First 4 dividend on SuperTAB nearly top the...

Blamey Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Blamey Stakes. The Blamey Stakes was raced at Flemington racecourse on 27/2/2021....

Watch: Punters on the floor after sick beat

Smart maiden filly LADY OF LUXURY (Criterion-Miss Beauty World) had punters and racegoers alike holding their collective breathes as she...

Watch 📺 Idiot stands on race track, nearly gets hit

One of the most idiotic things you will see at a racetrack has happened at Trentham on Saturday. A patron...

All Star Mile

The is a Special Conditions race for middle distance horses and is raced at WFA conditions during the Autumn Racing...

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

Adelaide Cup

The is a race held at and is one of the most popular races held in South Australia each year....

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or