$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Hey Doc Hey Doc is putting his hand up to be Tony McEvoy's next stable star

Hey Doc is putting his hand up to be Tony McEvoy’s next stable star and can go a long way towards that goal in the $1 million Caulfield Guineas.

The trainer had hoped Alpine Eagle would be a big-race player this spring but the five-year-old has likely run his last race.

McEvoy said Alpine Eagle’s owner Wolf Blass told him he did not want to run the horse again after three unplaced runs this campaign and had some offers on the table from a stud.

“He’s certainly in the paddock, I know that, and that’s what Wolf said to me, he didn’t want to race him anymore,” McEvoy said.

As for Hey Doc being a potential star, McEvoy said the three-year-old was “putting his vote in” with his spring performances.

“I’ve got Don’t Doubt Mamma of course, but she and this horse have been flying the flag very well for the stable,” the trainer said.

Don’t Doubt Mamma has won back-to-back Group Two races this spring.

Hey Doc is unbeaten this campaign, beginning with a benchmark race at Sandown before two victories at Moonee Valley including last Friday night’s Group Two Stutt Stakes.

He has won his way to a shot at Saturday’s Group One Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

“That’s exactly what he has done, because at the start of the preparation, whilst I had him nominated in the Guineas it was never really on the radar,” McEvoy said.

“I was just going to take him through and see how far he ran and see if I could get him out to a Derby trip.

“And here we are lining up in the Guineas and it’s very exciting. I’m very proud of the horse for getting us there.”

Hey Doc is at $10 with Impending ($4.50) and Divine Prophet ($5) the favourites.

McEvoy believes the market has it right as he rates the Sydney colts as the ones to beat.

“This is another level again, I fully respect that, but I think there’d be a lot of people who would like to be saddling him up in this race, the way he’s going,” McEvoy said of Hey Doc.

“I think he’s got a hope for sure.”

McEvoy admits barrier 13 is a concern though and makes things more difficult.

“We’ve just got to make a decision what we’re going to do with how we think the race will unfold,” he said.

“But If you go forward up that hill you do a lot of work. And I certainly don’t want him to be doing that.”

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
Racecourse: Caulfield
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
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...

Railway Stakes Field – 2017

View the field for the 2017 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes will be run on Saturday 25th November at Ascot...

Strangles ban lifted on two stables

The quarantine order on two of Victorian trainer George Osborne stables has been lifted but a third remains classified as...

RV to look at Macedon Lodge structure

Leviathan owner Lloyd Williams will be interviewed by Victorian racing authorities over comments he made indicating he is the head...

Royal Ascot or a fourth Cox Plate for Winx

The team behind champion racehorse Winx is open to the mare going for a record fourth Cox Plate, but also...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.