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: Reg Ryan
Front Page has made the transition from country performer to stakes winner at Flemington

Front Page has made the transition from country performer to stakes winner with an explosive metropolitan debut at Flemington.

After five starts around the border region of NSW and Victoria that had netted three victories, Front Page was brought to Melbourne for his city debut and collected the Listed AR Creswick Stakes.

Front Page went about his work in impressive style and followed the victories of subsequent Group One winners Nature Strip and Gytrash in the last two editions of the 1200m race.

Having scored first-up at Albury and following that with an easy win at Wangaratta at his latest start, trainer Geoff Duryea and the gelding’s owners wanted to test Front Page’s ability.

Providing apprentice Lewis German with his first stakes race victory, Front Page ($11) recorded a 2-3/4 length win from Hi Stranger ($51) with Merited ($41) a nose away third.

Front Page is the younger brother to the Duryea-trained News Girl, a three-time Caulfield winner and stakes placegetter at that track.

Part-owner Paul Duryea, representing his father Geoff, said Front Page would be spelled with a view to coming back for races in the spring.

He said Front Page and News Girl were different types with nothing bothering the younger galloper.

“She just jumps, runs, wins, whereas he doesn’t care about anything,” Duryea said.

“You could drop a bomb under him and he wouldn’t move and he just does whatever you want.

“We knew he had ability but he’s a long way behind her mentally, so we just wanted those couple of extra runs this time in the country just to let him switch on a bit before we came down.

“Obviously it was a big step up, but we thought if he races up to what he was showing us then we could run top three.

“To win like that is a massive bonus.”

German is undefeated on Front Page and was associated with News Girls in her three wins at Caulfield.

He said there was still a lot that Front Page needs to learn, but noted he was heading in the right direction.

“He has a lot of confidence in himself which has got him to where he is now,” German said.

“Once the penny drops in a prep or two, I think he’ll be a very nice horse.”

 
*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...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 17/4/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Addeybb goes back-to-back in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Tom Marquand has lauded the bravery of Addeybb after his spectacular Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory. It was billed as the...

Pizza-loving mare the Queen of Randwick

Wendy Roche will be popping the champagne after Nettoyer’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes victory at Randwick but it won’t...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse...

The Showdown results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 The Showdown. The Showdown was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/4/2021. Replay:...

Sydney Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Sydney Cup. The Sydney Cup was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/4/2021....

Queen Of The Turf Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes was...

Ron Stewart turns back the clock to win Sydney Cup on Selino

Almost two decades after being crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice, Ron Stewart was back in the G1 winner’s circle at Randwick....

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

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 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.