$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
Deposit $30, Bet with $180*
Sign-up, deposit $30 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Mic Mac’s trainer Greg Eurell believes Jolie’s Shinju’s outside draw will consign her to lead at a decent speed in Saturday’s Group II Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

The first international to compete in this year’s spring carnival, Jolie’s Shinju’s connections have been at pains to say the mare does not have to lead to be competitive in Australia.

Eurell said early in the week he thought it was possible his entrant, Mic Mac, could end up taking up the running early in the race but he discounted any thought of controlling the race from the front once Jolie’s Shinju drew barrier 13.

“Everyone has been crowing Jolie’s Shinju will lead,” Eurell said. “I thought my bloke could lead if she decided not to but the draw more or less makes a sure thing of it.

“If Jolie’s Shinju’s jockey takes hold looking for a sit, the other jockeys won’t be letting him in. She’ll be out three and four wide if she tries to slot in somewhere. She’s got to lead to see the fence.”

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh has sprung a surprise gear change after deciding Whobegotyou would race in blinkers for the first time in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

Eurell said he is expecting Whobegotyou to settle closer to Mic Mac than he did in the Memsie Stakes but said Kavanagh should be wary of asking the four-year-old to vary his racing pattern.

“It’s interesting when you start changing a horse’s usual racing style,” Eurell said. “If they race closer than where they are used to racing, it can take the edge of their sprint home.”

Kavanagh played his cards close to his chest when asked the reason for the application of blinkers to Whobegotyou, joking they will be used for cosmetic reasons only.

“The owner can’t see his horse in the run because of the new black and orange colours,” Kavanagh said. “We have to try something to improve the owner’s view of his horse.”

racenet-logo

 
$501 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $30
    start betting
    with
    $180*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $10
    start betting
    with
    $110*
    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 on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Jockey fractures neck in Adelaide fall

Adelaide jockey Matthew Neilson remains in hospital after suffering neck and back injuries in a fall at Morphettville. Neilson came...

Leading Vic trainer suspended for 6 months

Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher has been suspended for six months and fined $75,000 after conceding he should have known that...