Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Quentin Lang
atting upstaged Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey in a weight-for-age upset to the Makybe Diva Stakes

Flemington racecourse fell silent as Perth visitor Gatting upset the favourite Mystic Journey to win the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes.

One of the outsiders in Saturday’s 1600m weight-for-age race, Gatting ($101) was handled perfectly by Jamie Kah providing the jockey her second Group One win after guiding Harlem to victory in the Australian Cup during the autumn.

Trainer Darren Mcauliffe had confidence in Gatting making his presence felt and considered him a better chance than his odds suggested.

Stalking the speed of comeback galloper Gailo Chop and Scales Of Justice, Gatting took over at the 300m mark and then held-off the $2.05 favourite Mystic Journey by three-quarters of a length with Mr Quickie ($31) flashing home to claim third place.

Mcauliffe was lost for words post-race saying the start of the new racing season had been slow, however Saturday’s win certainly worth the wait.

“I’ve always had a lot of faith in the horse,” Mcauliffe said.

“He didn’t have things go his way first-up but he’s got form around Arcadia Queen that we saw win in Sydney and I think we’ve raced Scales Of Justice a couple of times and beaten him home each time.

“Jamie rode him perfectly, following instructions to the letter, and we got it right.

“He’s a good horse, we’ve got a Group One now, so it’s fantastic.”

Gatting is nominated for next month’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and Mcauliffe is planning another two runs ahead of the $5 million race.

Market 💰: View the Cox Plate odds

Next up will be the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield on September 29 ahead of the Caulfield Stakes on October 12.

Kah said it was an amazing feeling to succeed at the top level again.

“The first one didn’t really sink in and I didn’t have a lot of time to enjoy it,” Kah said.

“The trainer said whatever he did today, he was only halfway there, so it’s pretty exciting for the future.”

While disappointed Mystic Journey was unable to extend her winning streak to eight and remain unbeaten at Flemington over 1600m, trainer Adam Trinder said the four-year-old was brave in defeat.

“I thought she was still fantastic,” Trinder said.

“They ran really slick time obviously with the firm track today and they ran home in a good sectional.

“She presented like she was going to go on and win the race, but full credit to the winner, he was fantastic.”

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

Free List of the 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...

Rostropovich returns home after Melbourne Cup injury

The Lindsay Park trained Rostropovich has returned home from Werribee Clinic following an injury he incurred in the Melbourne Cup....

G1 winning jockey suspended from trackwork duties

Group One-winning jockey Gary Doughty has been suspended from riding trackwork after a urine sample showed traces of a sleeping...

Luckless Melbourne Cup horse sold

The luckless Melbourne Cup runner Il Paradiso will remain in Australia after local interests bought a majority share in the...

Railway Stakes

The Railway Stakes is a Group One race held at Ascot Racecourse each year over 1600m and is known to be Western...

Ballarat Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year. The () boasts a total prize pool of and is...

The Gong

The Gong is a new race introduced by Racing NSW which will be raced at Kembla Grange at the end...

23/11/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Ballarat, Ballarat Cup day

A bumper ten race card has been assembled for Ballarat this Saturday where it is Ballarat Cup Day. The weather...

23/11/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Ascot, Railway Stakes day

The biggest and best raceday in WA racing comes around at Ascot this Saturday with a bumper nine race card,...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2019 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.