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: Bruno Cannatelli
Independent Road is off for a break after his win in the Hugh Bowman Hall Of Fame Trophy

David Hayes is already thinking of the spring with Independent Road after his last-to-first victory at Flemington.

The Lindsay Park-trained two-year-old is off for a break after his win in Saturday’s Hugh Bowman Hall Of Fame Trophy to be set for the Victoria Derby at Flemington in the spring.

Ridden by Jordan Childs, Independent Road ($6) scored a three-quarter length win from Leven Lass ($6.50) with The Pugilist ($4.80) the same margin away third.

Hayes, who trains in partnership with son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig, was excited by the win after concerns pre-race about a lack of tempo.

“Coming from last today, only good horses can do that,” Hayes said.

“The figures he put out to be beaten at Bendigo were excellent and to see it again, that tells me to back off now and set him for the Derby in the spring.

“I thought with the slow tempo, the stablemate (La Lucciola, fourth) may be too sharp but she was disappointing and he was a bit better than I thought he was.”

With no 1600m race for two-year-olds until July, Hayes said that was too late to then prepare for the Derby.

He said the Gibson Carmichael Stakes (1600m) was previously run earlier in June and would have been a suitable assignment.

“This win today qualifies him for everything so we don’t need to go too far,” Hayes 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...

Free Horse Racing Bonus Betting Offers – Saturday’s races 24/7/2021

We take a look at the Best Free Daily Horse Racing Offers from Australia’s leading online bookmakers from around the...

No International horses booked for Spring Carnival

The participation of international horses in this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival remains pretty much in limbo at this stage, but...

Group 1 winner Hey Doc retired

Multiple Group 1 winner Hey Doc has been retired having lost the desire to be a racehorse. A 10-time winner from...

Sandown races

Victoria prepares for race free week

Go to the racing calendar and you will see no races are scheduled in Victoria from Monday July 26 until...

Melbourne Cup winning Hall of Fame trainer dies

Record holder for the most wins in Singapore, Laurie Laxon has died at home in New Zealand. Melbourne Cup winning...

Racing NSW announces new $2m race The Invitation

Racing NSW has today announced that a new race – “The Invitation”, will be run in October 2021, headlining several...

Jockey Ben Thompson suspended for four months

Jockey Ben Thompson, who has enjoyed a highly successful season since relocating to Queensland, has had his momentum brought to...

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 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.