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

Cranbourne trainer Raymond Mathews has spent a lifetime around horses and is hoping lightly raced Indrik can give him a rare city win at Sandown.

On Wednesday, Mathews saddles up Indrik in Handicap (1400m) in which he will be ridden by apprentice Nathan Punch.

Mathews has been training for more than 40 years, starting with standardbreds before switching to thoroughbreds 25 years ago.

He still dabbles with standardbreds and has five thoroughbreds on his books.

He produced Indrik to win at his first run for the stable at Cranbourne on December 10.

Mathews has to closely monitor Indrik who has a knee problem which has restricted his career but the trainer says the six-year-old, who has raced only six times, is pain-free and in good order.

“Every run could be his last and that’s the way we’re taking it,” Mathews said.

After starting his career with Mick Price before a stint with Mitchell Freedman at Warrnambool, Indrik was bought by Andrew Walker who Mathews says did the rehabilitation work on former top class sprinter Hay List when he broke down.

Mathews said he was surprised with Indrik’s narrow first-up win at Cranbourne.

“We knew the horse was going good,” Mathews said.

“His heart rate said he was aerobically fit but until they actually have a run you don’t know, but so far we’ve got it right.”

How far Indrik can take Mathews he’s unsure as the gelding is a race-by-race proposition.

Mathews is on the lookout for a good horse to keep him closer to his Cranbourne stables rather than travelling the countryside in the search for a winner.

“I’d like to get another one or two thoroughbreds that are handy that can take me to the races, but not too far away,” Mathews said.

“Tracks like Cranbourne, Mornington, Pakenham, down to Moe and if we’re good enough, Sandown.”

Mathews is hoping Indrik is one who is good enough to take to Sandown.

He’s one of only three last-start winners in the race which has 20 acceptors.

*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...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 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