Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Ken Keys is happy to fly under the radar with his latest Caulfield Guineas chance Soul Patch

Five years after having odds-on favourite Rich Enuff edged out in the closing stages of the Group One Caulfield Guineas, trainer Ken Keys is happy to fly under the radar with his latest chance Soul Patch.

Keys came close to registering his first Group One win when Rich Enuff started the $1.80 favourite in the 2014 Guineas after three convincing stakes races wins in the lead-up.

But the front-running colt just failed to hold out the challenge from Shooting To Win in the Guineas over 1600m and finished second by a neck.

Keys has only had one Caulfield Guineas starter since, with Al Passem unplaced when a $151 outsider two years ago, and the Cranbourne trainer heads into Saturday’s $2 million 1600m Caulfield Guineas for three-year-olds with Soul Patch who is the least experienced runner in the Caulfield Guineas field while emergency Groundswell has also only had three starts.

“They are two totally different types of horses,” Keys said of Soul Patch and the former Guineas favourite Rich Enuff.

“He was pure power and aggression.

“This guy is a very relaxed horse. You’ve basically got to wake him up and he’s got a better racing style.

“But I just don’t know how good he is.

“I think what he has shown so far we’ve got to be a little bit keen on being competitive.”

Soul Patch represents Keys’ latest chance for a first Group One and he is happy to go into the race without the hype and expectation of five years ago.

Soul Patch was $16 in Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas odds on Wednesday and confirmed plans to head there with a last-start midweek city victory at Flemington over 1420m on September 25.

He won on debut at Ballarat in March before a fast-finishing second over 1300m at Sandown in his return from a spell earlier in September.

“He’s on the way up and he’s an unknown. That’s to us and everyone, I guess,” Keys said.

“I know it was a maiden but he won his first race start like a good horse and it was a good form race.

“So there were no negatives to not have a crack at a decent race.

“His first-up run was everything we could have asked for, other than winning. And then we won at Flemington so we should be here.”

Dwayne Dunn, who has ridden Soul Patch in his two spring starts, sticks with him in the Guineas.

First emergency Exeter gained a start on Wednesday in the capacity field after the scratching of Creator.

*Head to the Promotions page on the website to find out how to claim. Excl multis & quaddies. Applies to first racing bet (excl multis & quaddies) for existing customers only. Excl VIC & SA. Promotional T&Cs apply and available on website. Gamble Responsibly. 1800 858 858.
Featured News

$200,000 gamble on the Cox Plate

Connections have decided to pay the late entry fee of $200,000 to enter their horse Black Heart Bart into Saturday’s...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2019

The 2019 Cox Plate will be run this Saturday at Moonee Valley racecourse with $5m in prize money on offer...

Avilius suffers bleed ahead of the 2019 Cox Plate

Triple Group One winner Avilius will undertake an enforced gallop in a bid to run in the Cox Plate after...

Melbourne Cup contender back on track after injury scare

Assistant trainer Sam Freedman says the stable has dodged a bullet with Steel Prince who will progress his Melbourne Cup...

Caulfield Cup winner suspended and fined $20,000

Damian Lane has been suspended and fined $20,000 following his win on Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup. Lane...

Mer De Glace wins Caulfield Cup for Japan

Japan has claimed a second Caulfield Cup victory in five years with Mer De Glace overcoming a slow start to...

Yes Yes Yes beats the older horses in The Everest

The youngest horse in the race has upstaged his older and more experienced rivals to win the $14 million Everest...

Caulfield Cup placegetters on target for Melbourne Cup

Trainer Danny O’Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne...

Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup bet could net punter $586,300

A punter with the TAB is confident that they have identified the winners of two Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Geelong Cup

The Geelong Cup is a Group Three race held at Geelong Racecourse each year. The 2400m event is held in October each year and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Copyright © 2019 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.