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
Image: Darren Winningham
Robert Heathcote will be represented by Emerald Kingdom in the Stradbroke Handicap

Trainer Robert Heathcote has run second … not once but twice … in his biggest hometown feature, the Stradbroke Handicap, and he will have another bite at the cherry when Emerald Kingdom, who qualified for the race with a golden, ballot free ticket by winning the BRC Sprint last time out, jumps into action when the barriers gates spring open in the Stradbroke on Saturday.

Market 💰: View the Odds for the Stradbroke Handicap

‘Thanks for that reminder,” said Heathcote when speaking on Sky at the big race barrier draw. “I still have nightmares over Linton flashing up the rail to beat Buffering back in 2013. (Buffering also finished second, to Mid Summer Music the year before).

“Yeah, we have had a crack at it before and I’m under no illusions how hard a race it is to win.

“My lad is going to find it tough against some of these horses on Saturday. He is probably only on the fifth or sixth line of betting … and rightly so … but he is honest and he is tough. I loved his work (on Tuesday) and they’ll know he is there.

‘He went three-quarter 600m in that work. It was nice work. Justin Anderson, his regular trackwork rider did the job. If I had my race jockey Robbie Fradd up here to ride him in trackwork he would have broken a track record … such is Robbie’s prowess as a track-rider,” said Heathcote, tongue in cheek.

‘Justin kept a nice hold on him. He went well. He is ready.

“After the Victory Stakes, when things kinda went a little bit pair-shaped in his first-up run, I was wondering where I was going to go with him. Of course, we ultimately went to the BRC Sprint where he was strong.

“I think the key to Emerald Kingdom is he is a big, strong, bold front-running style of horse and we have got the draw I wanted. I wanted to draw between eight and twelve and my wife went up and drew barrier ten for us … which I am very happy about.

“We don’t want to be on the inside. We want to be out a little bit so Robbie can control the speed to some extent.

“Bring it on.”

 
*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...

Stradbroke Handicap results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Stradbroke Handicap. The Stradbroke Handicap was raced at Eagle Farm racecourse on...

JJ Atkins Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 JJ Atkins Stakes. The JJ Atkins Stakes was raced at Eagle Farm...

Watch 📺 Frankel’s daughter beats Black Caviar’s daughter

The babies of the champions have long held appeal with race goers. And, today at Flemington, the youngest offspring of...

Allan Endresz launches legal proceedings against racing bodies

Remember Alligator Blood? Of course, you do even though the horse has not run for seven months. The then David...

Race horses die in tragic crash

Five race horses have reportedly died in a truck crash in the Hunter Region of NSW on Saturday morning. According...

Victorian racing to continue with no crowds

No spectators will be allowed on-course at Victorian race meetings after Victorian Government ordered a lockdown following a recent COVID...

Watch 📺 Black Caviar’s daughter wins jumpout

Champion sprinter Black Caviar may have produce a future star after her daughter Invincible Caviar scored an impressive win at...

Prominent trainer and jockey charged for animal cruelty

Trainer Kim Waugh and jockey Serg Lisnyy have been charged for committing an act of cruelty on a horse which...

Sydney trainer hit with nine month suspension

Group 1-winning trainer David Pfieffer has been suspended for nine months after substituting a urine sample in 2019. Racing New...

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.