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
Land Of Plenty and Peaceful State gave Darren Weir a one-two finish in a Listed race at Moonee Valley

Darren Weir again looks set to have a strong hand in the Group One handicaps for sprinter-milers after Land Of Plenty and Peaceful State’s one-two finish in a Listed race at Moonee Valley.

Land Of Plenty and Peaceful State are among the horses Victoria’s premier trainer Weir has aimed towards the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Toorak Handicap (1600m).

Land Of Plenty ($5.50) was having his second start of his spring campaign, after a close second in the Regal Roller Stakes, and rounded the field to win Saturday’s Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) by half a length.

“He ran great first-up and to tell the truth I was worried today because we had to go back and you’ve got to round the field up,” Weir said.

“But he got going at the right time and didn’t get pushed too wide.

“He’s been on the path towards the Rupert Clarke and the Toorak and he looks like he’s on track.”

A Group One placegetter as a three-year-old, Peaceful State was making his season return and flashed along the fence late to grab second.

The leader Al Passem, trained by Ken Keys, was another long neck away third.

The Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on September 22 is three weeks before the Toorak.

“They are the right horses for those races,” Weir said.

Weir won the Rupert Clarke in 2014 and 2015 with Trust In A Gust and Stratum Star, respectively, while Trust In A Gust also won the 2014 Toorak.

Weir’s other Toorak Handicap winners have been Lucky Hussler (2015) and Tosen Stardom (2017).

Featured News

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...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Godolphin secure slot in The Everest

Global racing operation Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest forfeited by Damion...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Queensland trainer fined for assaulting stewards

Veteran Queensland trainer Ron Maund has been fined $2000 with no conviction recorded on charges of assaulting two Racing Integrity...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

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.