$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 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
Image: AAP
Gai Waterhouse is toying with racing Ecuador on a rare seven-day back-up
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Gai Waterhouse is toying with racing Ecuador on a rare seven-day back-up after his second in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

The eight-year-old has had his runs spaced as he races in the twilight of his career but Waterhouse and training partner Adrian Bott are considering winding the clock back to 2016.

Ecuador managed a week between races with ease that autumn when he regrouped from a sixth in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) to win the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) the following weekend at Rosehill.

The gelding was found a little wanting over the latter stages of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Saturday but hung on to run second to Kingsguard, beaten three-quarters of a length.

“It was a good effort. It probably just showed he’s looking for a little further now and he’s probably lost a little bit of dash,” Bott said.

“He bowled around nicely and he stuck on very well, but as an older horse now he probably just lacks that little bit of turn of foot or that sprint over the shorter distances to sort of really put the race away.”

Ecuador is among 11 nominations for Saturday’s Lord Mayor’s Cup and Bott says the stable will accept on Wednesday and then make a final decision.

“He’s better suited to stepping up in trip at some point, whether it’s this weekend or we look to Queensland,” Bott said.

While Waterhouse and Bott weigh up their options, Joe Pride will run stable favourite Destiny’s Kiss after he ran 10th of 11 in the Hawkesbury Cup, less than five lengths behind Kingsguard.

Ecuador and Destiny’s Kiss are the equal 61kg topweights for the Rosehill feature.

Bott said Ecuador’s stablemate Sedanzer’s first-up ninth in the Group Three Godolphin Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury did not rule out a Queensland campaign.

“She was a little bit plain first-up unfortunately but we’ll be forgiving,” he said.

“First-up last campaign she won, but she wasn’t in a field with the depth that we saw on Saturday.

“She’ll go to Scone as planned for the Dark Jewel and all going well she’ll head up to Queensland.”

 
$250 Matched Deposit
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in racing bonus bets*
*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...

Golden Slipper plunge taking shape

The Golden Slipper is always one of the better betting races on the calendar and with that being the case,...

Watch: Chenier sends twitter into meltdown

Trainer Anthony Freedman continues to produce results with the handful of Godolphin-owned gallopers in his stable. While the majority of...

George Ryder Stakes (Winx) Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 George Ryder Stakes which is headlined by Champion mare Winx. The...

Golden Slipper Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 Golden Slipper. The Golden Slipper will be run on Saturday 23rd...

Estijaab - Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

George Ryder Stakes

The George Ryder Stakes is one of the feature middle distances races in Australia for all horses of all ages, it is...

Big Bets (inc Winx) – 23/3/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

 
 
 
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.