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: Steve Hart
Simon Ryan is still coming to terms with the improvement of his sprinter Grandview Avenue

Warrnambool trainer Simon Ryan is still coming to terms with the improvement of his sprinter Grandview Avenue who has graduated from restricted class to being a stakes winner this campaign.

His trainer Simon Ryan was thrilled and slightly stunned that Grandview Avenue had won the Carlyon Stakes easily which gave him his first Listed winner.

The former jumps jockey only has a team of five in work.

Only six starts ago Grandview Avenue won a Benchmark 64 at Murtoa by seven lengths and since then he has added another three wins including back to back wins at The Valley.

Ryan decided to back Grandview Avenue up in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000 metres) after he won over 955 metres eight days before the race.

Ryan said he was surprised by the manner of Grandview Avenue’s victory in a race of that nature and how he had taken his game to another level.

“I thought he would be competitive but didn’t think he could win like that,” Ryan said.

Ryan said Grandview Avenue’s recent improvement was due to maturity but he also blamed himself.

“I’ve probably got to take a bit of the blame from previous preparations. I’ve tried to get him out to 1200 or a bit further,” Ryan said.

“That 955 metres to 1100 seems to be the key. I was very surprised to see him put a field like that away so easily.”

“He’s so placid and docile that I was looking for further, but keeping him to the shorter trips just seems to be agreeing with him.”

Ryan said it was definitely the highlight of his career.

“To be honest this has caught me completely off guard. We thought he’d run well but couldn’t have foreseen that,” Ryan said.

The win gave apprentice Teo Nugent his first Listed winner as a jockey.

The 22 year-old only had one ride at the meeting and said he had to make the most of his opportunities.

“It’s a very hard time of year and I’ve quietened down since I’ve been down to 1.5 kilos,” Nugent said.

“I’ve got about 23 winners left of my claim in town, and over the past couple of months I’m only coming to the races for two or three rides in the city and today I came here for one and that’s all we needed,” he said.

Grandview Avenue ($7.50) defeated Prophet’s Thumb ($5 equal fav) by 1 3/4 lengths with Prezado ($6) 1 1/2 lengths away third.

*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...

Watch 📺 Breathtaking debut by potential star ⭐️

Some people knew he had enormous talent but when he drew gate 15 for his first ever assignment, a few...

Isotope cleared for a Sydney autumn cameo

Extensive tests have cleared Isotope from any serious injury arising from her Magic Millions Guineas scare. Isotope clipped the heels...

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...

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...

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