$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Sale trainer Frankie Stockdale is confident maiden Unique Quality will give Sepoy a race in Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

Although the gelding, by Elusive Quality as is race favourite Sepoy, is yet to win a race in three starts, he has showed a lot of promise running second and fourth to Hot Spin over 1000m at his first two starts, both at Caulfield in July.

But he really caught the eye with his third after showing dazzling speed to lead the ultimate winner Sepoy in the Group Two Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on September 3.

That effort encouraged Stockdale to set Unique Quality for the Group One Coolmore (1200m).

“He’s been a bit stiff a couple of times but they’ll know he’s there, that’s for sure,” Stockdale said.

“I gave him a little let-up since his last start for a couple of weeks and then brought him up again and he’s working solid and there’ll be no excuses on Saturday.

“He makes his own luck, he runs along a bit. You can’t ride him any different to that and he’ll most likely set the pace and he’ll be the one to catch.”

Peter Mertens again rides Unique Quality who drew barrier nine in the 10-horse field.

It is a big day for Stockdale as he’ll also saddle up I Feel Good, to be ridden by Brenton Avdulla, in the $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m).

Star colt Sepoy, the winner of nine of 10 starts, will jump from gate eight in his attempt to win his fourth Group One race in the Coolmore.

While beaten narrowly by stablemate Dysphonia in an 800m jumpout down the Flemington straight on Tuesday morning, his rider Kerrin McEvoy doesn’t really subscribe to the fact that Sepoy doesn’t go as well down the straight.

“He’s won two from two down the straight,” McEvoy said.

“There is a train of thought that he goes better around a bend but I’ll keep that in mind, take the race in the manner to negate all of those thoughts.”

The Anthony Freedman-trained Masthead, to be ridden by the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate-winning rider Craig Williams, will jump out of barrier one while Nash Rawiller’s mount Foxwedge came up with gate six.

Hong Kong-trained three-year-old Bear Hero, with Brett Prebble in the saddle, drew two with the Gerald Ryan-trained Hot Snitzel to jump from three.

Sepoy is the prohibitive $1.28 favourite with TAB Sportsbet while Unique Quality is at $26.

AAP TURF

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Amazing win as jockey loses irons mid race

One of the more amazing wins you will see happened at Cowra after jockey Akira Kajiya lost his irons mid...

US Navy Flag secures slot for The Everest

US Navy Flag has won the July Cup at Newmarket to confirm a trip to Australia to contest the $13...

Naturalism dies aged 29

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. “He retired from...

Chautauqua

Chautauqua jumps at Flemington

Chautauqua has passed the first of two barrier tests in his bid to be reinstated to race. The multiple Group...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.