Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Australia's BIGGEST and Best Bookmaker!
Sign-Up to 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!
Watch Sky Racing FREE!
Sign-Up and watch Sky Racing For Free on Your Phone!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Set Square - Crown Oaks 2014

Ciaron Maher is keeping his options open with classy mare Set Square who could join stablemate Jameka in the Group One Turnbull Stakes.

Maher said Set Square would be a dual acceptor for Sunday’s Turnbull (2000m) and Friday night’s JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

Both Jameka and Set Square are on a Caulfield Cup path, with Jameka’s dominant last-start win in the Naturalism Stakes giving her an automatic berth in the race.

Set Square had a wider run than her stablemate and ran fourth in the Naturalism.

Maher said he had increased Set Square’s workload heading into her next assignment because he felt she overdid it lsat start.

He does not believe there is much between the mares who have won the past two VRC Oaks.

“Jameka probably makes her own luck a bit, but they’re both high quality horses,” the trainer said.

Maher said he was rapt to see Jameka so dominant in the Naturalism and was happy with how both mares’ spring preparations were tracking.

“They’re in good order. Now they are getting out to their trips and their preparations are going well. So far so good, touch wood,” he said.

Set Square has 57kg for the JRA Cup and is among 26 nominations while the Turnbull Stakes has attracted 20 entries headlined by in-form Godolphin-owned gelding Hartnell, the winner of the Chelmsford Stakes and Hill Stakes in Sydney by big margins at his past two starts.

Jameka has 54.5kg in the Turnbull with Set Square on 55.5kg.

Set Square was a luckless third in last year”s Turnbull Stakes and Maher said she was in similar form.

Hartnell is the $2.25 Turnbull Stakes favourite ahead of acceptances with Ranvet Stakes winner The United States at $5.50 and Jameka at $6.50.

Jameka has two wins and a placing from three runs at 2000m while she also performs well at Flemington having won there twice including last year’s Oaks.

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Watch: Shocking scenes as race continues despite unconscious jockey

There were some shocking scenes in a race at Nagoya on Friday as a field of runners continued to race...

Ben Currie hit with third big ban

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s time on the sidelines continues to grow after another three-year disqualification, taking his total punishment to...

NSW trainer banned for four years and six months

Trainer Ben Smith has been outed for 4-1/2 years after being found guilty of cobalt and conduct charges. The Group...

The gloves are off between Victoria and NSW

The gloves have come off in the battle between NSW and Victoria over the latest spring racing initiatives which include...

Melbourne Cup now worth $8 million

The Melbourne Cup has received another prize money injection, with the 2019 edition of Australia’s most famous race to be...

Winx used to embarrass Australian racing industry

In one of the most disrespectful, extraordinarily inaccurate headlines ever sent to print, The Guardian Newspaper in England has slammed...

G1 placegetter dies at trackwork

Group One placegetter Libran has sadly died in a trackwork accident on Tuesday in preparation for his run in the...

 
 
 
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.