Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Australia's BIGGEST and Best Bookmaker!
Sign-Up to 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!
Watch Sky Racing FREE!
Sign-Up and watch Sky Racing For Free on Your Phone!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Trainer Patrick Payne will chase feature race wins in two states this weekend

Trainer Patrick Payne will chase feature race wins in two states with Chamois Road to line up in the Chester Manifold Stakes in Melbourne while Husson Eagle and Zizzis are set for Magic Millions races at the Gold Coast.

A last-start Flemington winner in an open handicap last month, Chamois Road finished runner-up in last year’s Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and is back for another crack at the Listed race.

But as the highest-rated runner among the 18 entries, the consistent six-year-old gelding will have to carry top weight of 60kg, 4.5kg more than last year.

“He’s tough and he’s jumping out of his skin so I’m looking forward to going to the races with him,” Payne said.

“Fitness-wise and the way the horse is he’s exactly the same as last year, he’s definitely not any worse, but the difference is he will be up high in the weights this year.

“He’s come through his last run really well and he normally runs up to his best. But just weight-wise he’ll be giving a bit of weight away to the other runners.”

Chamois Road has been placed at Listed and Group Three level but is yet to win at stakes level.

Michael Dee has been booked for the ride.

Payne has Husson Eagle set for Saturday’s Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast and Zizzis in the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) for three-year-olds.

Both horses had their most recent starts in Sydney and the trainer said the two were scheduled to travel from Sydney on Tuesday.

“They seem in really good shape,” Payne said.

“Husson Eagle is in good form this preparation.

“I think he’s looking for 1400 metres now and I think Zizzis is going OK.

” She had a little freshen-up and I thought she ran pretty well in Sydney last start considering the stage of her preparation.”

 
  • TOP ODDS with Top Tote + Sign-up at Sportsbet via this link and get TOP ODDS with Top Tote +!
  • BET NOW!
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

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

Watch: Shocking scenes as race continues despite unconscious jockey

There were some shocking scenes in a race at Nagoya on Friday as a field of runners continued to race...

Ben Currie hit with third big ban

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s time on the sidelines continues to grow after another three-year disqualification, taking his total punishment to...

NSW trainer banned for four years and six months

Trainer Ben Smith has been outed for 4-1/2 years after being found guilty of cobalt and conduct charges. The Group...

The gloves are off between Victoria and NSW

The gloves have come off in the battle between NSW and Victoria over the latest spring racing initiatives which include...

Melbourne Cup now worth $8 million

The Melbourne Cup has received another prize money injection, with the 2019 edition of Australia’s most famous race to be...

Winx used to embarrass Australian racing industry

In one of the most disrespectful, extraordinarily inaccurate headlines ever sent to print, The Guardian Newspaper in England has slammed...

G1 placegetter dies at trackwork

Group One placegetter Libran has sadly died in a trackwork accident on Tuesday in preparation for his run in the...

 
 
 
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.