$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

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
    $100
  • Bet with
    $300!
  • Claim $200 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $100!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $200 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Watch: Chenier sends twitter into meltdown

Trainer Anthony Freedman continues to produce results with the handful of Godolphin-owned gallopers in his stable. While the majority of...

George Ryder Stakes (Winx) Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 George Ryder Stakes which is headlined by Champion mare Winx. The...

Golden Slipper Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 Golden Slipper. The Golden Slipper will be run on Saturday 23rd...

Estijaab - Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper

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

George Ryder Stakes

The George Ryder Stakes is one of the feature middle distances races in Australia for all horses of all ages, it is...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.