$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Former French galloper Gris Caro takes on Group One company for the first time when he contests the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

The 2000-metre contest will be his final outing before the Caulfield Cup on October 18.

Gris Caro is exempt from the ballot for the Caulfield Cup following his victory in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield on September 20.

“He’s come on well from his last win,” trainer Jake Stephens said.

“He’s still got a little bit to go to to have him fully fit for the Caulfield Cup. We’ve kept a little bit of zip in him for this one and I think he’ll go OK.

“The barrier draw is good but it’s a tough race with four of the top eight 2000-metre horses in Australia engaged.

“We’re getting in all right with the weight, but he’ll need it as well, as these are seasoned, tough horses.”

Gris Caro has had the three runs back following a long break and it was his seventh placing behind The Cleaner in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 6 that got Stephens excited about his spring prospects.

“He had a long spell, no autumn prep but he’s kept improving all the time,” Stephens said.

“The Dato, that got me excited, as he wasn’t far off some very good horses. I thought we were going to improve a lot more than some of those horses in that race.

“He’s in the best shape I’ve had him in now. He’s a bigger stronger horse than when he came from France.

“He’s getting fully fit now and getting used to the Australian way.”

Stephens said Gris Caro would make the trip over from his South Australian base at Victor Harbour on Friday and return home either Sunday or Monday where he has the use of the beach and the hills on the farm from which he trains.

“It all depends on how much the race takes out of him,” Stephens said. “Often it’s best to get going the day afterwards as they recover quicker back at home.”

Ben Melham rides the entire on Saturday but Hong Kong-based Joao Moreira takes the ride in the Caulfield Cup.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Champion stallion dies after breaking leg

At the height of his powers and with a full book of mares to cover this spring, Hinchinbrook has died...

Amazing win as jockey loses irons mid race

One of the more amazing wins you will see happened at Cowra after jockey Akira Kajiya lost his irons mid...

US Navy Flag secures slot for The Everest

US Navy Flag has won the July Cup at Newmarket to confirm a trip to Australia to contest the $13...

Naturalism dies aged 29

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. “He retired from...

 
 
 
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.