$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$300 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $300 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!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 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
Merchant Navy impressed in his first serious jump-out this preparation
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Aaron Purcell is confident Merchant Navy is in for another successful campaign after the Group One-winning colt impressed in his first serious piece of work of the preparation in a jump-out at Caulfield.

Merchant Navy was one of a number of carnival contenders based at Caulfield to contest jump-outs on Tuesday morning, including his Guineas-winning stablemates Aloisia and Villermont.

The brilliant winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington in early November, Merchant Navy won his 800m heat.

“Everything he has done this time in has been really good,” Purcell said.

“This morning was his first strong piece of work and he went terrific, so we’re definitely looking forward to his autumn campaign.”

Purcell said the stable had been confident Merchant Navy would be able to come back well given the way he spelled.

“And on his jump-out this morning it definitely made us feel really confident that we’re going to have a good autumn,” he said.

The Group One Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in March is Merchant Navy’s goal, before a possible Royal Ascot bid later in the year.

He will go into the Newmarket second-up via either the Rubiton Stakes (1100m) or Lightning Stakes (1000m).

“Whichever suits his campaign better, that’s the way we’ll go,” Purcell said.

Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia is scheduled to resume in The Vanity (1400m) next month ahead of her first main target, the Group One Australian Guineas (1600m).

Aloisia’s star-studded seven-horse heat was won by the Mick Price-trained colt Androssan and also included of Snitty Kitty, Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss and Sandown Guineas winner Villermont.

“Aloisia had quite an easy trial,” Purcell said.

“She cruised along in her own time and closed the trial off really well and pulled up really well. Her piece of work was exactly what we wanted to see.”

Villermont is also being aimed at the Australian Guineas second-up.

“He just went through his gears without being rushed,” Purcell said.

“He was quite strong through the line and pulled up really well.

“He seems to have grown a bit and come back a bit bigger and stronger so I’m definitely looking forward to him getting back to the races.”

 
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*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...

Trainer Ben Currie allowed to resume training

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted a stay of a suspension arising out of a show cause hearing earlier...

All Star Mile Field – 2019

We take a look at the Field for the 2019 All Star Mile at Flemington. The $5m All Star Mile...

Punters crunch Blue Diamond Stakes roughie

Punters have singled out a runner at odds to win Saturday’s Group One Blue Diamond Stakes with solid support for...

Blue Diamond Stakes Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes will be run on...

Watch: Mass brawl breaks out at races

A mass brawl broke out atΒ Haydock Park Racecourse overnight in what were very ugly scenes. “At around 4.50pm, officers were...

 
 
 
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.