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

Stakes winner Jimando is no stranger to winning at Flemington and his trainer Tony McEvoy is convinced he is capable of doing so again on Saturday providing he handles straight racing.

Five-year-old Jimando has won twice at Flemington when he was a three-year-old but both were over 1400m.

Saturday’s Isca Handicap, however, will be the first time the gelding has raced down the straight 1200m course in his six starts at the track.

“He’s a genuine winning chance in this race if he handles the straight,” McEvoy said.

“He has got a real love for Flemington. Some of his best performances have been over the 1400 metres at Flemington.

“If he’s as effective down the straight he’ll be right in the mix.”

Jimando always promised plenty, winning the Debutants Stakes on debut as a two-year-old and he was the first colt home in the 2012 Blue Diamond when finishing fourth to Samaready.

He added a second Listed win during his three-year-old season in the Henry Bucks Stakes at Flemington.

While he might never reach his full potential after a couple of injuries he has had to recover from in the past two years, McEvoy is delighted to have the gelding back and insists he still has something to offer on the racetrack.

Jimando spent almost a year on the sidelines because of a suspensory injury and then resumed last May but was again sidelined after his second start of the campaign when he tore a muscle in his hindquarters.

He resumed with victory over 1000m in Adelaide this month and McEvoy has been thrilled with his progress since.

“He bounced out of that run in Adelaide beautifully,” he said.

McEvoy has Jimando among nominations for the $1 million Newmarket Handicap but admitted that was not really in his sights.

“He’s a good galloper this horse,” he said.

“And if he happened to find two or three lengths he could be competitive in a Newmarket, and if you’re not in you’re not in. So that’s why he’s in there.

“(But) It’s not on his program.

“I just want to win some races with him. I just want to place him to stay in form.”

*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...

Young jockeys future riding career in doubt

The immediate riding career, and perhaps future riding career of Sydney’s champion apprentice Robbie Dolan is at the cross roads....

Watch 📺 Best thing beaten you have ever seen?

Oh, this just has to be seen to be believed. Sadly, actually, you won’t get to see a great deal...

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 📺 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