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!
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

Theresa Bateup has high hopes for the in-form River Charge who will make his first foray into Saturday city company at Randwick.

River Charge is among fourteen entries for the $125,000 Benchmark (72) event over 1600m on Saturday.

Bateup has the consistent galloper racing in great form this campaign and following successive wins, the Kembla trainer said it was time to see how the son of Charge Forward measures up in town.

River Charge returned to the winner’s circle at Goulburn on December 18 before stamping his class with a big weight over 1600m at the Sapphire Coast on December 27.

“He’s going super and he deserves his chance stepping up in grade now,” Bateup said.

“He’s still got a bit to learn, he floats a bit, but the way he put them away last start with the big impost was very convincing.”

Bateup suggested the four-year-old, who also ran third to Foxborough in the Wagga Guineas last autumn, had come on well since his recent brace of country wins.

Foxborough is also among the nominations for Saturday’s race.

“He’s on an upward spiral and continuing to improve,” she said.

Bateup has secured the services of Rachel King for Saturday’s assignment as regular rider, Jessica Taylor, will be riding at Kembla Grange.

“Rachel’s a great rider and we’ve had success with her before.” Bateup said.

The Randwick track is expected to race in the heavy range but River Charge has never missed a cheque from six previous runs on wet tracks and it’s of little concern to Bateup.

Bateup who has been a licenced trainer at Kembla Grange for eighteen years, also enjoyed recent success with Monegal at the Kembla Grange stand-alone meeting.

The stable’s star mare was a luckless fifth behind Threeood in the Gosford Belle Of The Turf last week and Bateup said she was looking for a race in town next week.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
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 📺 Breathtaking debut by potential star ⭐️

Some people knew he had enormous talent but when he drew gate 15 for his first ever assignment, a few...

Isotope cleared for a Sydney autumn cameo

Extensive tests have cleared Isotope from any serious injury arising from her Magic Millions Guineas scare. Isotope clipped the heels...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.