Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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: Steve Hart
Chris Waller believes Paret can step up to Group One company

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller has had to wait until the last race at Rosehill to welcome a winner with a horse he believes can step up to Group One company.

Paret lived up to his $2.70 favouritism to win Saturday’s benchmark 81 handicap over 1350m and stamp himself as a contender for the Epsom Handicap on September 29.

Waller likened the four-year-old to 2013 Epsom winner Boban and said he hoped he could go just as far after he swept down the middle of the track to beat Gitan ($14) by 1-3/4 lengths.

“The Epsom is the target,” Waller said.

“We have been concentrating on getting him to settle and he did that today.

“We’ll look at the Bill Ritchie for him now, which is the same race Boban won before the Epsom.

“They are similar types of horses.”

Paret was ridden by Hugh Bowman, who recommended he run in the 1350m race rather than another over 1500m on Saturday.

“I don’t usually get asked my opinion but I suggested the shorter race to try to get him to settle,” he said.

“He did that today and he is ready to step up.

“The first time I rode him in a barrier trial he was wrapped up more than Christmas but he’s fine now.”

The Group Three Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) is at Randwick on September 15, two weeks before the Epsom.

 
Featured News

Victorian trainer charged for tubing

Trainer Shawn Mathrick has been charged with a stomach tubing offence. Racing Victoria stewards issued Mathrick with two charges on...

64 horses remain in the race for the Melbourne Cup 2019

Three horses who had been in the top 50 in the Melbourne Cup order of entry, including imported stayer Torcedor...

Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup bet could net punter $586,300

A punter with the TAB is confident that they have identified the winners of two Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features...

Mark Waugh takes swipe at racings lack of loyalty

Success breeds success, so they say. And so it is for Chris Waller’s rampant yard which stole every award and...

Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup contender sold at auction

Prominent racehorse owner Richard Pegum has secured a 25 per cent share in leading Caulfield and Melbourne Cups contender Mustajeer...

Peter V’landys wants Melbourne Cup date change

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys thinks the Victoria Racing Club should change the date of the Melbourne Cup. V’Landys...

Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is always an amazing spectacle, with some of the best horses in the world battling it out...

The Everest

The Everest is Australia’s richest race as well as the richest turf race in the world. The race boasts a total...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

 
 
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.