$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$502 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $502 in bonuses*
$150 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up to Luxbet, deposit $50 & get $150 in bonuses!*
$400 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $300 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$200 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $200 in bonuses*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
  • Sign up now & get your first deposit matched up to $500!
Sign up here to claim your $500 Bonus Bet*
  • Get your first bet matched with a bonus bet up to $501!
$501 bonus bet*
X
  • Get your first bet matched with a bonus bet up to $500!
$500 bonus bet*
Claim a $501 Bonus Bet!
Claim

Favourite backers were left lamenting after the opening race at Warwick Farm on Saturday but the Patinack Farm team was looking to the future with optimism after the narrow win of Longport.

The Bart Cummings-trained Norzita was heavily-backed in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m), opening at $2.70 before starting at $1.90, but after getting back in the field everything went wrong for the Glyn Schofield-ridden filly who finished fifth.

Patinack Farm's head trainer John Thompson, meanwhile, was full of praise for improving filly Longport who backed up her last-start Kembla win with a short-half head victory. - Photo by Steve Hart

“Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong,” James Cummings, stable foreman for his grandfather, said.

Schofield, who got bundled up behind runners early in the straight on Norzita, echoed those thoughts and believes the filly would have won with a clear run.

“I should have come around them. I probably rode her with too much confidence and thought she would win,” Schofield said.

Patinack Farm’s head trainer John Thompson, meanwhile, was full of praise for improving filly Longport who backed up her last-start Kembla win with a short-half head victory.

“It was a big step up from Wednesday grade to Saturday grade but she has done it well and she fought on quite well,” Thompson said.

“We’ll keep poking along and it would be nice to get a bit of black type with her. She’s in at the right time.”

Longport ($10), by Patinack’s stallion Casino Prince, defeated the Gai Waterhouse-trained Sherocksmyworld ($7.50) with a half-head to Chez Harmony ($21) in third.

Winning jockey Christian Reith believes Longport, who was having just her third start, is up to stakes class.

“She’s a lovely filly. This is a big learning curve for her this preparation, but she just keeps stepping up to the mark.

“I definitely think she’s up to stakes class. I don’t know about this preparation because she’s still quite green and raw but she’s going the right way.

“If she picks one up this preparation it wouldn’t surprise me.”

Tags:
LadbrokesSportingbetSportsbetLuxbetBetEasyImage Map
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News
Best Bet

Today’s Best Bet

Looking to back a winner? Take a look at our best bet for today’s racing! Our resident tipster has studied...

Long Shot

Today’s Best Long Shot

Fancy a bet at big odds? We’ve studied the form and found our best long shot of the day. Take...

 
 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.