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: Colin Bull
Gold Medals will attempt a third feature jumps win for the season

A fresh and fit Gold Medals will attempt a third feature jumps win for the season when he runs in the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown.

The jumps season is still in its infancy for 2018 and Gold Medals, who is chasing back-to-back Australian Steeplechase wins, has already claimed Warrnambool’s Brierly and Grand Annual Steeplechase at the start of May.

Gold Medals will carry 69kg on Saturday, a rise of 5kg on last year when he beat Zed Em, and a weight that is attractive to trainer Symon Wilde.

“There’s some races coming up with a capped topweight of 70kg,” Wilde said.

“It’s a pretty compressed weight scale on Saturday compared to what it used to be so this is probably the better one for him to run in.

“The track won’t be all that wet, which helps, and it didn’t come up as strong as we thought as his nemesis Zed Em isn’t there and Wells isn’t there.

“He galloped pretty well at Warrnambool this morning so we’ll accept and I’d say we’ll be running.”

At his last start Gold Medals won Australia’s most gruelling race, the 5500m Grand Annual over 33 jumps, two days after winning the Brierly.

Wilde was astonished with how quickly Gold Medals recovered from those races, citingthe lack of travel and beach access as key factors.

“We’re five minutes to the beach and he’s in the water and he had no travelling over the carnival,” Wilde said.

“He had a light 10 to 14 days after the Annual before easing back into his training and he’s been eating up everything.”

A rising nine-year-old, Gold Medals won his first start as a two-year-old in 2012 and has won a race every year since.

Wilde says he doesn’t know how much further into the winter the gelding will race.

“He’s only had two jumps runs this year,” Wilde said.

“If he pulled up well we were always intending one more run as it’s sort of what he does every year.

“He has three to four flat runs and three to four jumps runs and then its off to the paddock.

“He’s had three flats runs, two runs over the jumps and this is the race that fits best.”

*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...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 23/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

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