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: Bruno Cannatelli
Ball Of Muscle will bid to defy age and a race hoodoo when he takes on a cracking field in The Shorts

Speedster Ball Of Muscle will bid to defy age and a race hoodoo when he takes on top sprinter Redzel in the Shorts at Randwick.

The Joe Pride-trained gelding, a brother to Group One winner Tiger Tees and half-brother to Terravista, has finished second in the race for the past three years.

“He has fallen short in the Shorts if you like,” Pride said.

Ball Of Muscle resumed with an all-the-way win in Melbourne where he staved off Voodoo Lad and Brave Smash, who will again be among his rivals in the Shorts.

His record suggests Ball Of Muscle usually improves deeper into his campaign, although he faces a tough field on Saturday headed by reigning Everest favourite Redzel.

One factor that doesn’t bother Pride is Ball Of Muscle’s age.

Having trained both Tiger Tees and Terravista, Pride says family history suggests the eight-year-old still has plenty to offer.

“The brothers….all won Group races at eight and they’ve all shown they’re just as good at that age,” he said.

“I would just rate his win the other day up there with the best performances I’ve seen from him and he generally doesn’t produce his absolute best first-up. So it’s a pretty good indication of how he’s going.

“He’s up against it on Saturday against Redzel, admittedly, but I thought he’d run really well and that’ would set him up well for the Moir (Stakes).”

Ball Of Muscle is $11 for the Shorts with Redzel the dominant $1.80 favourite with the TAB.

Brave Smash, English and Invincible Star – who have all secured berths in next month’s $13 million Everest – are the only other runners under double-figure odds.

 
Featured News

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...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Godolphin secure slot in The Everest

Global racing operation Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest forfeited by Damion...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Queensland trainer fined for assaulting stewards

Veteran Queensland trainer Ron Maund has been fined $2000 with no conviction recorded on charges of assaulting two Racing Integrity...

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.