$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Steven Pateman’s weight troubles cost him more than the winning ride on Palmero at Sandown on Wednesday.

Pateman forfeited rides on Palmero and Funded after advising stewards he could not make the 67kg weight for his mounts.

Stewards opened an inquiry into Pateman’s latest weight offence, fining the jockey $400 for failing to fulfil his bookings.

Stewards also banned Pateman from taking rides below 67.5kg with the jockey indicating he will seek advice from a dietician.

Tom Ryan picked up both of Pateman’s mounts and the Irishman guided Palmero through a dashing display in the Great Southern Steeplechase (3300m).

Palmero made his first appearance over jumps in more than 18 months after injury halted his career.

The gelding’s lack of recent experience over the obstacles led him to race keenly and put in early leaps at three flights.

However, Palmero ($3.40) defeated the $3.20 favourite King Triton by 6-1/2 lengths to claim the first of three targets with trips to Oakbank and Warrnambool to follow.

“The plan was this race, the Von Doussa (Steeple) and the Brierly (Steeple),” Palmero’s trainer Ciaron Maher said.

“We got the first one out of the way.”

Meanwhile, Platinum Snip scored a shock win in the Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle (3300m).

Trainer Rick Freyer said the eight-year-old, who was having just his fourth start, had been too slow to race on the flat before scoring at his jumps debut as a $61 outsider.

“We used him as the lead pony because he was just too slow to race,” Freyer said.

“Anyone who came to us looking for a job, we put them on Platinum Snip because he was so quiet.

“He’s been all around the place in the float as a companion pony but we decided to give him another go.”

Chappell dislodged jockey Paul Hamblin midway through the race but horse and rider were uninjured.

 
  • Deposit
    $600
  • Bet with
    $1200!
  • First bet matched with up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

 
 
 
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.