$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*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Tony McEvoy says Don't Don't Mamma is his best G1 hope at Flemington

Victoria Derby day looms as an important day for prominent trainer Tony McEvoy who is upbeat about his chances of an overdue Group One win.

McEvoy has Silvera in Saturday’s main event and while the trainer believes the up and coming three-year-old is capable of a big showing if the occasion doesn’t get the better of him, it is in-form mare Don’t Don’t Mamma who shapes as his best Group One hope in the 2016 Myer Classic.

McEvoy achieved Group One success, including the 2003 Cox Plate with Fields Of Omagh, during his four-year stint as head trainer of the Lindsay Park team but is striving for his first elite-level victory since starting his own training venture – McEvoy Mitchell Racing – in 2010.

“For me and my brand, I need a Group One now,” McEvoy said.

“This is my sixth year in my new venture and I’ve done a lot of planning and a lot of building, getting my team up and I’ve got a very young squad.

“We made a plan that from this year the next couple of years are going to be our chance to be very competitive.

“So it’s very exciting to have them there. It’s a great credit to my staff and my model and my facilities. And now we just need a little bit of luck on race day, like everybody.

“It would mean a lot to me obviously to win, but just to be there on the day and be playing at this level is what I want to be and where I want to be.”

Don’t Doubt Mamma has won the Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) and Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Group Two level at her past two starts and McEvoy believes she deserves a next tier win.

“She’s just right in the zone. She’s such a push-button mare to train and she’s as good as she can be coming into this,” McEvoy said.

“She loves Flemington. She loves a mile. If I could change something, I’d prefer a better gate (13). But Dwayne Dunn knows her, loves her and has faith in her and D Dunn at Flemington doesn’t need my help.”

Dunn won the Myer Classic on Politeness last year.

The Stocks Stakes was an opportunity for McEvoy to test Don’t Doubt Mamma over 1600m against mares.

“She showed us she’s strong at a mile so we’re coming into this race quite buoyant,” he said.

Don’t Doubt Mamma is at $6 behind Group One winner First Seal ($4.40) who won the Group Two Tristarc Stakes two weeks ago.

“I’ve got huge respect for First Seal,” McEvoy said.

“But I don’t think we’ve seen the best of my mare. I reckon she can take another step. And we’re going to find out tomorrow.”

Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Racecourse: Flemington
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
  • first bet
    up to
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
  • first bet
    up to
*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...

Prompt Response wins Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara

Consistent mare Prompt Response finally got her Group One win on Saturday and could now have a change in training...

Single Gaze in work with Chris Waller

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller admits to being as surprised as anyone to learn Single Gaze would be joining his...

Harness horse ends up in a lake

A trots horse overnight in France has somehow ended up in a lake in the middle of the racecourse in...

Disgraced horse trainer fighting for life

A former Queensland trainer is reportedly fighting for his life in a Fijian hospital after being arrested for involvement in...

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.