Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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
Qafila has been kept in Adelaide for another crack at a Group One win in the South Australian Derby

After a luckless run in the Australasian Oaks, Qafila has been kept in Adelaide for another crack at a Group One win in the South Australian Derby.

Qafila was last approaching the home turn and was held up in the straight in last Saturday’s Australasian Oaks (2000m) before finishing fourth to Princess Jenni.

After seeing the way the filly came through the run her connections decided to run her again in Saturday’s SA Derby (2500m) at Mophettville in which she will be the only filly in the field.

“She was arguably unlucky last week,” co-trainer Ben Hayes said.

“She would have gone close to winning if not run second.

“She has pulled up fantastic. She got held up most of the straight, so she hardly had a run.

“She has drawn a good barrier (7) this time. She has to race on the back-up. She is a pretty tough horse though so I think she will handle it.

“I think she’s a good chance of maybe getting that Group One or a Group One placing.”

Hayes said running Qafila in the Derby was always an option depending on how she performed in the Oaks.

“She pulled up so well out of the race that we thought, ‘why not have a go’,” he said.

Saturday’s race will be Qafila’s seventh attempt in a Group One with last week’s Oaks her best finish.

Hayes added that owners Shadwell Stud tended not to race their fillies beyond their three-year-old season and they were retired to the breeding barn.

“So we’re trying to get that elusive Group One,” he said.

Qafila has raced at 2500m when fifth to Aristia in last year’s VRC Oaks at Flemington, five days after finishing second in the Wakeful Stakes (2000m).

Already this season, three-year-old filly Sunlight has beaten the colts and geldings in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes for three-year-olds while Mystic Journey and Maid Of Heaven have won the Australian Guineas and Spring Champion Stakes respectively at the highest level.

“The fillies seem to have had the edge this season,” Hayes said.

“So you never know. She is the only filly in this race.”

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Tags:
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

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

Watch 📺 Black Caviar’s daughter a flop at Pakenham

Black Caviar’s daughter Ready For Caviar was having her second career start at Pakenham on Monday but she could only...

Black Caviar’s next date announced

Champion mare Black Caviar has been booked for her next mate. Black Caviar has been booked to be covered by...

Star country galloper dies from foot injury

Artlee – winner of the inaugural 2015 Country Championships at Royal Randwick – has passed away. Part-owner Peter Rogers informed...

Racing to continue during Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions

Racing in Victoria is set to continue during the states stage four restrictions. The industry will breath a sigh of...

Punter lands $97,807 racing multi bet

A punter with the TAB has landed a massive collect on todays racing after their five leg racing multi saluted...

Watch: Queensland jockey suspended for two months

Jockey Chris Whiteley has received a two-month suspension for his ride on short-priced favourite Silent Explorer at Cairns last month....

Andrew Adkins to undergo surgery after horror fall

Jockey Andrew Adkins has been taken to Westmead Hospital following a sickening fall that has marred the opening race at...

Viridine wins the G3 Bletchingly Stakes

A rails-hugging ride from champion jockey Damien Oliver has helped favourite Viridine to a determined victory in Melbourne’s final stakes...

Alligator Blood stripped of $2m Magic Millions Guineas win

Top Queensland galloper Alligator Blood was disqualified and his trainer David Vandyke received a $20,000 fine after a prohibited substance...

Watch: Jockeys whip gets caught in horses tail

It could be the weirdest occurrences during a race we have seen this season when Tommy Berry’s whip got caught...

Watch: Horse runs over a snake and wins

Only in Australia does a horse run over a snake on their way to win a race. 2YO filly Kotabharu...

Watch: Bryce Stanaway galloper breaks 1270 day drought

A notable character of the turf Bryce Stanaway has shown that persistency can pay off when Ventura Highway broke a...

Victorian stables in lockdown over stangles

Three Victorian stables have been forced into lockdown after a horse at Moonee Valley raced with strangles. The Danielle Loos...

Multiple G1 winner dies from heart attack

A multiple Group One winning galloper has died suddenly this morning following a heart attack. The two time G1 winner...

Sydney wants to host the Melbourne Cup

The Deputy Premier of NSW John Barilaro has his sights on this years Melbourne Cup with the iconic race listed...

Victorian horses banned from NSW

Racing NSW has banned horses trained in Victoria from taking part in races in the northern state for an indefinite...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2020 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.