Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Connections of Mugatoo remain intent on gaining a start in the All-Star Mile and have bypassed the Chipping Norton Stakes

Connections of Mugatoo remain intent on gaining a start in the All-Star Mile and have bypassed the Chipping Norton Stakes to concentrate on the Melbourne feature.

The Australian Bloodstock galloper narrowly missed out on securing his spot among the top 10 gallopers in the public vote and now has to sweat on receiving a wildcard entry.

Mugatoo was nominated for Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick as a precaution but trainer Kris Lees said they have decided to roll the dice and wait for the All-Star Mile process to unfold.

“We’re still concentrating on getting to the All-Star Mile,” Lees said.

“It’s a fortnight away so we will stick to the original plan of going into it second up should we get in.

“You’d like to think you’re in strong contention.”

Lees said Mugatoo had continued to thrive since his first-up fifth to Colette in the Apollo Stakes and would have a quiet barrier trial on Monday to keep him ticking over.

Stablemate Collide was also a non-acceptor for the Chipping Norton with Lees opting to wait for the Randwick City Stakes (2000m) seven days later.

He believes the distance of that race is a more suitable starting point for the European import, who is on a Sydney Cup path.

Leading trainers Chris Waller and James Cummings dominate the Chipping Norton field with six of the nine runners between them.

Waller, who has won eight of the past 10 renewals of the 1600 metre race, saddles up favourite Verry Elleegant along with Kolding, Funstar and Toffee Tongue.

Godolphin will be represented by emerging mare Colette and stable stalwart Avilius.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Trainer Neville Layt sadly passes away

Queanbeyan-based trainer Neville Layt sadly passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a battle with illness. Layt, 76, passed away at...

Nature Strip secures slot in The Everest

A deal has been struck that will see Nature Strip run for Chris Waller Racing in The Everest. Having contested...

Victorian club lambasted for charging trainer

The Swan Hill Jockey Club has been lambasted on social media after their decision to charge, find guilty and sanction...

Wendy Roche discusses the quirks of Nettoyer

Wendy Roche speaks on Nettoyer after the mare claimed her second Group 1 victory in the Queen Of The Turf...

Likely All Aged Stakes Field – 2021

The 2021 All Aged Stakes will be run this weekend (24/4/2021) at Randwick racecourse and the field is pretty close...

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.