$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*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Darren Weir Renew can make a successful return to flat racing says Weir

Darren Weir is confident Renew can make a successful return to flat racing after recording an impressive all-the-way win in the Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool.

Renew remains unbeaten in three jumps starts and Weir said the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) at Flemington on May 20 loomed as a target for the imported stayer.

Ridden by John Allen, Renew was sent out the $2.70 favourite in Wednesday’s race before scoring by nine lengths from Honey Steel’s Gold ($7) with Urban Explorer ($61) three-quarters of a length away third.

The victory brought up a winning treble for Allen after two flat winners earlier in the program.

Weir said jumps racing had prolonged the racing career of Renew who was having his 43rd start on Wednesday.

Renew began his career with Aidan O’Brien in Ireland before being transferred to Marco Botti in England.

He was sent to Australia as part of the international contingent in 2014, winning the 3200m Sandown Cup for Archie Alexander.

He was transferred to Weir last November, scoring a flat win at Morphettville in February.

“When he arrived in the stable I thought this was his future,” Weir said.

“He’d been a nice horse on the flat but needed to get rejuvenated and the jumping has done it for him.

“He’s a good advertisement for jumps racing because he wouldn’t be racing if it wasn’t for the jumps.

“He’ll go back and win on the flat now.”

Weir said Allen had Renew in a nice rhythm before cranking up the pressure with 800m to run.

He said there was a question mark over Renew’s ability on wet ground but a hurdle school at Warrnambool last week allayed those fears.

Weir said Renew would press on further into the jumps season as long as his form held, pointing to the Australian Hurdle at Sandown at the end of the month as a possible target.

“We may keep on going through to the Grand National if his form keeps on going,” Weir said.

Day two of the three-day carnival was marred by the death of Bring Back who was euthanised after fracturing a shoulder in a fall in the maiden hurdle.

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*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
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
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...

Makybe Diva’s daughter wins impressively on debut

Blue bloody filly Divanation a daughter of three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva has won impressively on debut at...

Serial biter So Si Bon to be gelded

Serial biter So Si Bon will race on with his owners deciding to have him gelded. So Si Bon was...

Prince Of Caviar set to race on Saturday

The association between jockey Luke Nolen and the connections of Black Caviar is set to continue as Prince Of Caviar...

Black Caviar’s Oscietra retired

Black Caviar’s first foal to race ‘Oscietra’ has officially been retired. Oscietra on face value did not live up to...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.