$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Trainer Kris Lees believes an extended gap between runs will give Lucia Valentina her best chance in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Lucia Valentina heads to the weight-for-age showpiece of The Championships at Randwick on April 9 for her next start after an encouraging first-up fourth under a big weight in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 12.

It was Lucia Valentina’s first start since returning from Hong Kong where she finished fifth in the Hong Kong Cup (2000m) on International Day in December.

“She’ll go straight into the Queen Elizabeth,” Lees said.

“She’ll have a trial next Tuesday in between.

“She goes very well when she’s a little bit on the fresh side.”

Lees said Lucia Valentina had failed second-up in the past but that had been off shorter gaps between her first and second runs and over shorter than 2000m.

“If we had have run this week in the Emancipation Stakes, that’s where she’d get that plain second-up run and be a little dour in a race like that,” Lees said.

“That’s why she’ll trial instead, and that will be her second-up run in some way.”

Winner of the 2014 Vinery Stud Stakes and that year’s Turnbull Stakes at Group One level, Lucia Valentina is at $26 for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Winx the $1.60 favourite after claiming her fifth Group One win in Saturday’s George Ryder Stakes.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Champion stallion dies after breaking leg

At the height of his powers and with a full book of mares to cover this spring, Hinchinbrook has died...

Amazing win as jockey loses irons mid race

One of the more amazing wins you will see happened at Cowra after jockey Akira Kajiya lost his irons mid...

US Navy Flag secures slot for The Everest

US Navy Flag has won the July Cup at Newmarket to confirm a trip to Australia to contest the $13...

Naturalism dies aged 29

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. “He retired from...

 
 
 
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.