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!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Quentin Lang
Tony McEvoy is changing tack with Sunlight with a view to a potential start in the Group One Golden Rose

Trainer Tony McEvoy is changing tack with Sunlight with a view to a potential start in the Group One Golden Rose.

The three-year-old will get the chance to press her claims when she runs in Saturday’s Group Two Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill.

Sunlight has raced on nine occasions winning six times with a further three minor placings.

After being beaten up the Flemington straight on debut, Sunlight went on to record five straight wins, including the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast, before running third to Estijaab in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

She returned in July to finish second to Nature Strip over 1050m at Morphettville before winning the Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 18.

McEvoy said he has noticed some changes in Sunlight since her latest victory and he wants to explore whether she can step up in distance.

“I’ve decided to take her up there to run in the Run To The Rose on Saturday just to give her the opportunity to see if she’s a Golden Rose horse at the 1400 metres,” McEvoy said.

“I know I’ve always said speed, speed, speed with her but I think I’ve seen some little changes in her.

“So we’ll run her in the Run To The Rose and if she gives us enough confidence to want to go to the seven furlongs (1400m) we’ll go to that.

“If not we’ll go to the Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick (October 6) and then come back down for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.”

Luke Currie, who has ridden the filly in seven of her nine starts, has the ride on Saturday.

The McEvoy-trained Oohood, runner-up in the Slipper, finished fourth after a slow start in Saturday’s Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick after her fifth in the Silver Shadow Stakes over the same distance two weeks earlier.

*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 Bets – Saturday’s Races 4/7/2020

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

Black Caviar’s latest foal gets a name

Black Caviar’s latest foal has already been named by connections. The son of Black Caviar by leading stallion I Am...

Multiple G1 winner onto his sixth trainer

In a move that has angered some racing fans Group One winner Humidor will again be on the move to...

Watch: Punters in uproar over upheld protest

There was quite the hue and cry out of Hawkesbury yesterday when the stewards upheld a protest. The favourite at...

Watch: First starter at $101 wins like an odds on shot

Connections of a first starter at Donald on Saturday either don’t bet or they were unaware of the ability that...

Top Sydney trainer charged after G2 winner tests positive to ice

Top Sydney trainer John O’Shea has been charged by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after one of his horses tested...

Jockey in trouble over whip rule tweet

A tongue in cheek tweet about current whip rules has landed a Victorian jockey in trouble. Jockey Jamie Mott has...

Kiwi star suffering from rare eye condition

A rare eye condition that needs surgery will delay the return to training of two-time Group One winner Te Akau...

NZ jockey banned for life

A New Zealand jockey has been banned for life over charges relating to a conspiracy to harm another jockey during...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2020 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.