$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

Moriarty has claimed the scalp of Caulfield Cup fancy Rising Romance in the Craven Plate and in doing so might have catapulted himself into contention for the Melbourne race.

The horse’s narrow win in Saturday’s Randwick weight-for-age race puts him on the borderline of gaining a Caulfield Cup start.

Trainer Chris Waller’s instinct is to target the Mackinnon Stakes but he has refused to rule out running Moriarty in the 2400-metre handicap.

“I’m not going to let all the English horses get in. If Moriarty wants to go around he can go around if horses like (stablemate) Who Shot Thebarman can’t,” Waller said.

“We’ll keep our options open. Realistically, (we’re looking at) a race like the Mackinnon – hopefully all the horses might run in the Cox Plate the week before and it might be a year for him.”

Moriarty was a beaten favourite in the Hill Stakes at his previous start but punters dived back in on Saturday and he tightened from $4.40 to start $3.70.

Waller said a patient ride was the key to his form turnaround.

“You can’t panic. He’s good enough, he’s working well enough, he looks outstanding so that’s the way to ride him and he shown that today,” he said.

While Blake Shinn settled Moriarty out the back, James McDonald went forward on $2.15 favourite Rising Romance who at one stage led in a muddling-run race.

She kicked in the straight but was worn down by Moriarty.

While disappointed not to get the result, trainer Donna Logan remained upbeat about the spring.

“The lack of pace was always going to be the concern but when Moriarty came up she fought back. She didn’t chuck it in,” Logan said.

“I know her pretty well and I think I can have her right for the Caulfield Cup.”

Moriarty’s win gave Waller his second stakes win of the afternoon after Brazen Beau claimed the Roman Consul Stakes.

 
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
  • 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...

Champion stallion dies after breaking leg

At the height of his powers and with a full book of mares to cover this spring, Hinchinbrook has died...

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...

 
 
 
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.