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: AAP
Newsreader has won trainer John O'Shea over despite having never raced

Trainer John O’Shea can be a hard marker when it comes to horses, but juvenile Newsreader has won him over despite having never raced.

The well-named daughter of Press Statement will make her debut in Saturday’s Cellarbrations Handicap (1000m) against a mostly experienced field, headed by city winners Wild Ruler and Sancy.

Despite her newness, O’Shea is confident the juvenile will not be out of her depth.

“It’s a really strong race but I was telling my young foreman this the other day, she did a piece of work for us on Tuesday morning and they don’t work like that and not run well,” O’Shea said.

Newsreader heads to the races off the back of one trial, finishing third in a recent heat at Randwick with James McDonald aboard.

Unable to make her 54kg weight, he will partner rival El Buena for Chris Waller on Saturday with Brenton Avdulla linking with Newsreader.

O’Shea admits he would have preferred Newsreader to have another trial under her belt before her debut but feels she has the attitude and ability to cope.

“She has been a delight all along. She is very willing,” O’Shea said.

“We thought quite highly of her then James gave her his stamp of approval, albeit it was only a 740 metre trial, it was still a nice enough effort.”

The Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m), usually held at Scone but moved to Rosehill this year because of coronavirus protocols, will be the aim for Newsreader if she is competitive at Randwick.

 
*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...

Jamie Kah lands Godolphin milestone in Doncaster Mile

Jamie Kah has become the first female in the world to win a G1 race for global powerhouse Godolphin. She...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 10/4/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Doncaster Mile results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Doncaster Mile. The Doncaster Mile was raced at Randwick racecourse on 10/4/2021....

TJ Smith Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 TJ Smith Stakes. The TJ Smith Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse...

Australian Derby results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Australian Derby. The Australian Derby was raced at Randwick racecourse on 10/4/2021....

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.