$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
Deposit $30, Bet with $180*
Sign-up, deposit $30 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

A race fall cost Gamblin’ Guru the chance to compete in the Australian Derby but Adelaide trainer Leon Macdonald will still get the chance to plunder a Sydney Group One with Go Indy Go.

The two-year-old filly earned a shot at the Champagne Stakes with her decisive win in Saturday’s South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

She will travel from Adelaide on Wednesday to be prepared for the 1600m Champagne Stakes on Saturday week.

“She looked really good winning the Sires’ and Chad Schofield has been booked to ride her in the Champagne,” Macdonald said.

“She lived up to what we expected and I believe she can measure up.”

Go Indy Go registered two second placings in stakes races before her win and appreciated the step up to 1400 metres.

She is a full-sister to Group Two-placed sprinter Essay Raider but gets her stamina from her dam side.

The filly is the second foal from Zabeel mare Elegant Eagle who is a full-sister to Golden Eagle, the dam of the Macdonald-trained Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed.

Macdonald, who was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame last month, has been selective in the horses he has brought to Sydney in the past.

The first was Gold Guru who beat Might And Power to win the 1998 Ranvet Stakes then lowered the colours of Tie The Knot in the Derby.

Gamblin’ Guru is closely related to Gold Guru and had been on track for an Australian Derby start before a fall on March 10 in which his rider Clare Lindop suffered serious rib injuries.

The gelding beat Tupac Amaru to win the Geelong Classic on a heavy track in the spring with Tupac Amaru’s second placing to Criterion on Saturday confirming the Derby as the one that possibly got away.

While the Derby was being run, Gamblin’ Guru was at Morphettville where he won the Group Three Port Adelaide Guineas.

“With the wet track and looking at the result of the Derby, he would have been very competitive,” Macdonald said.

“He will go to the South Australian Derby and then possibly to the Queensland Derby.”

 
Deposit $400, Bet with $1000
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
  • DEPOSIT $30
    start betting
    with
    $180*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $10
    start betting
    with
    $110*
    CLAIM NOW
* 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 on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Cash Out costs punter $340,000

One Flemington punter will be kicking themselves after cashing out of a 5-leg multi that would have seen them take...

Rank outsider backed to win Golden Rose

Punters are looking away from the obvious when it comes to the Group l Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill this...

Strangles case causes trainer to quit

Queensland trainer Darren Bell says he has been forced to quit after racking up crippling debts when his stable was...

Jockey booking sparks Caulfield plunge

A key jockey booking is a reason why punters have launched into an in form mare in the Caulfield get...

 
 
 

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