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: Pat Scala
Harbour Views has passed two crucial tests ahead of a spring campaign

Harbour Views has passed two crucial tests ahead of a spring campaign with a dominant victory at The Valley.

The win in the Inglis July Sales Series Handicap on Saturday came at Harbour Views first start at the track and his first at the 2040m journey.

Trainer Matthew Williams said the plan had been to give Harbour Views experience at the track ahead of spring targets.

Ridden perfectly by John Allen, Harbour Views ($3.80) raced to a 2-1/4 length win from Double You Tee ($15) with the 3.60 favourite Django Freeman 1-3/4 lengths away third.

Williams will give Harbour Views a short break before orchestrating a spring program towards a start in October’s Cox Plate.

The Feehan Stakes (1600m) at The Valley in September is an early spring assignment for Harbour Views as that race affords the winner a ballot exemption into the Cox Plate.

Williams hopes Racing Victoria handicappers were taken with Harbours View victory on Saturday and boost his rating to gain a Feehan Stakes start.

“A tick for 2000 metres and a tick for getting around The Valley,” Williams said.

“We’ll just have to see where his rating goes now and have a bit of a look back through previous Feehan fields and see if he’s going to get a run.

“He’ll only have a short let-up, just couple of weeks in the paddock, he’ll do a bit of beach work and water walker work and poke along.

“For a big horse he’s a very clean-winded horse so it doesn’t take a lot to get him back up again.”

Allen said Harbour Views was a lot cleaner from the barriers on Saturday which enabled him to take a more forward position.

“We landed in a good spot but he was probably in front too soon, however he was too good for them,” Allen said.

“He’s still a work in progress and he’s quite lightly raced, but as long as he keeps improving he’ll be able to target better races.”

Trainer Robert Hickmott said Django Freeman was not suited on the soft, shifting track and may not have been ready for the 2000m.

“I’m looking forward to tipping out at Macedon Lodge for a few weeks to freshen him up and reload for the spring,” Hickmott said.

*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...

Jamie Kah lands 1000 milestone win

A late double at the Sale meeting transferred to Pakenham on Wednesday has provided Jamie Kah with her 1000th career victory....

Kentucky Derby winner returns positive drug test

Las weekends Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has returned a positive drug test and could be disqualified from the race....

Watch 📺 Apprentice jockey cops massive ban for bad ride

South Australian jockey Stacey Metcalfe has received a two month suspension for her ride aboard Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on...

Zac Spain

G1 winning jockey fails breath test at Warrnambool

Group One winning jockey Zac Spain has been handed a one month suspension which will take effect immediately after he...

Watch 📺 Jockey stops riding and gets beat

Punters who backed Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday will be furious of the ride of Stacey Metcalfe. Exalted...

Watch 📺 Jockey cops big fine for exuberant celebration

Who doesn’t love seeing sports people celebrate? All of us, right? Hmm, think again. The stewards at Warrnambool of Day...

Bizarre story behind jockeys eight year ban

It is the bizarre case of Daniel Jack Smith. Smith was disqualified for eight years after being found guilty of...

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