$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!*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
500% Deposit Bonus
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

As Deep Field’s Lightning Stakes opposition falls away, bookmakers have him close to a sure thing.

But his owner Alan Bell is a little more cautious.

A former trainer and racing administrator, Bell has raced many turf luminaries including Schillaci, Primacy and Grand Armee and is all too aware of not getting carried away.

Deep Field has started three times in restricted company and won all three races by a combined margin of 20 lengths.

He will face a maximum of six rivals in Saturday’s Listed Lightning (1100m) following the defections of Miracles Of Life and Big Money to Melbourne.

“It is a big step for him,” Bell said.

“I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. He is at the foot of the mountain now and he has to climb to the top.

“He is still learning his race craft and that is reflected in his rating.”

His 84 benchmark is not a concern for the bookies with Deep Field as short as $1.25.

Bell had been anticipating a larger field which he believed would help the four-year-old adjust his race pattern which until now has been to lead and demoralise his opposition.

“He loves to run and just wants to get on with it,” he said.

“If anything he is a little bit too willing.

“The challenge is going to be getting him to relax in his races and not be in such a hurry.

“But then he’s never been led yet.”

Although he spent many years as a trainer, Bell says he is not tempted to interfere with the way the Hawkes family prepares his horse.

“Why would I second guess John Hawke. He is Hall of Fame trainer,” he said.

“He is a great trainer and his record says he is nearly always correct.

“I just try to contribute in a positive way.”

Even if he does win, Bell says it is unlikely Deep Field will go much further into the spring.

“He has been going since winter and is still in an educational phase,” he said.

“There are races for him in the autumn.”

Deep Field was a late starter to racing after a lengthy recuperation from surgery on a leg required when he was kicked by another horse.

While Bell has been patient with Deep Field and is prepared to wait until next year to test him at Group One level, the same may not be so for Maastricht who runs in the Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

“She was only narrowly beaten in the Edward Manifold and she is bred to stay so if she can win, then we look at the Oaks,” Bell said.

Manifold winner Fontein Ruby takes on both sexes in the Caulfield Classic on the program.

 
$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
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $20
    start betting
    with
    $120*
    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...

Caulfield Cup Field – 2018

View the final field for the 2018 Caulfield Cup The Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday 20th October at...

Would Winx win the Melbourne Cup?

We take a look at the stats, figures and history of the Melbourne Cup to see if Champion mare Winx...

20/10/2018 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Caulfield, Caulfield Cup day

The Caulfield Cup (2400m), one of the great handicaps in world racing, highlights a fab ten race program at Caulfield...

Caulfield Cup Big Bets – 2018

We take a look at the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield racecourse and list the biggest bets taken by all bookmakers...

Caulfield Cup plunge on Irish stayer

A strong move for Cliffsomoher could see the Irish trained stayer start Caulfield Cup favourite with Sportsbet. The Aidan O’Brien...

 
 
 
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.