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

Keepin’ The Dream, invariably unfashionable with punters, has the statistics on board to say he will revel in his role as a feature race underdog at Hawkesbury.

That’s the opinion of one of his biggest fans, co-trainer Greg Lee, as Keepin’ The Dream prepares for more provincial feature success in the $150,000 Rowley Mile on Saturday.

“You know he ran the third fastest last 400 (metres) in the Doncaster (Mile),” Lee, who trains in partnership with his brother Jim, said.

“He finished eighth and he ran a creditable race.

“Rarely has he let us down. He’s been a terrific horse for the stable.”

Keepin’ The Dream is closing in on $500,000 in career stakes – a bankroll achieved without a win on a metropolitan track.

“He was first across the line in the Sky High (Stakes) a few years ago but he lost it on a positive (swab),” Lee said.

“I don’t really care that he hasn’t won a race in the city.

“We have set him for races like the Rowley Mile and the provincial and country Cups.”

Four of Keepin’ The Dreams six wins have been at stakes level and include the 2009 Hawkesbury Cup as well as last year’s Scone and Gosford Cups before he stormed home to take out this year’s Newmarket Handicap at Newcastle.

Each win has been at double figure odds, including a $41 Gosford Cup boilover under the care of fellow co-trainers Pat and Wayne Webster as the Lees served a ban from training.

Keepin’ The Dream has drawn in close in gate five for the Rowley Mile but Lee said it was unlikely there would be a change to the horse’s normal racing pattern of drifting back off the speed.

“We used to ride him forward early in his career but we’ve worked out over time that he is better to do his own thing in a race,” Lee said.

“It would be silly to change now.”

Bookmakers have shunned Keepin’ The Dream as a genuine chance in the Rowley Mile with TAB Sportsbet posting the six-year-old as a $15 chance in its first markets.

He has been steady at that quote as pre-post shoppers have shown their hand with the Chris Waller-trained Foreteller an $8.50 to $6.50 mover.

An expected heavy track poses no concern with Lee saying: “The heavier the better.

“Just as long as it isn’t shifty. It worries him when the track is shifting because he can’t get his proper footing.”

AAP TURF

 
*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...

Star International raider dies following injury

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Wichita has has sadly died at Macedon Lodge after suffering a complication while recovering from surgery. Wichita...

Racing Victoria to investigate Werribee death

Racing Victoria will conduct an inquiry into the death of International horse Involved who died whilst at the Werribee International...

Likely Melbourne Cup Field – 2020

The 2020 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday, November 3rd (3/11/2020) at Flemington and the field is taking shape...

Cox Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Watch πŸ“Ί Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch πŸ“Ί ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

The Golden Eagle

Β is Australia’s second richest race in Australia behind The Everest as well as the third richest turf race in the...

Victoria Derby

The is a staying race and is the premier race for three year old stayers during the Melbourne Spring Racing...

Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group l sprint distance race and is fast becoming one of the big highlights...

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.