$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
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

Nupste’s first start for Kris Lees didn’t go to script but the trainer is confident the mare is in the right Warwick Farm race to make amends on Saturday.

Nuptse made her first appearance for Lees as favourite at a recent Canterbury night meeting but found trouble in the run when a luckless fourth under apprentice Jenny Duggan.

Lees admitted it was frustrating to watch but hopes for better luck in running in the tab.com.au Handicap (1000m).

“She seemed fit enough to me going into it last start, I thought she had a good chance and she probably raced that way,” Lees said.

“I think with a bit of luck in the run she would have at least been fighting out the finish.

“That can happen sometimes in those type of races but she took no harm from the run.”

The Newcastle-based trainer has decided on taking Nuptse to Saturday company and said the slight drop in distance from 1100m to 1000m was a slight query for the mare who was trained in Queensland by Brian Wakefield.

“It looks a suitable race for her, it’s a little question coming back to 1000 metres but I’ve kept her pretty fresh,” Lees said.

“She’s drawn wide but there’s only one turn and if she can get a bit of cover I think she’ll let down pretty well.”

The Canterbury meeting on November 16 proved both frustrating and a relief for Lees as four-year-old Uate broke a long drought from the winner’s circle when Duggan steered him to victory a race after Nuptse’s luckless defeat.

Uate, a stakes winner and Group One placegetter at two, shoots for back-to-back wins in the Sharp Flying (1200m).

“It was good to get him back in the winner’s stall and he’s back up to Saturday grade now,” Lees said.

“It’s a suitable race and he’s raced consistently this preparation for mine.

“If he stays on that same path he can be competitive in these type of races over summer.”

Lees’ Warwick Farm team also includes Soapy Star and Next The Universe.

$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
  • first bet
    up to
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
*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...

Winx Stakes Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Winx Stakes. The Winx Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse on 18/8/2018....

Big Bets – 18/8/2018

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Golden Slipper winner retired

Dual Group One winner She Will Reign has been retired and is expected to head to stud in the northern...

Winx Stakes 2018: $140,000 bet taken on Winx

One punter is more confident than most that Champion mare Winx will win her 26th consecutive race on Saturday 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.