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

Lightly raced Royal Banquet has stepped up to midweek city grade and continued his winning run this winter to give emerging Newcastle trainer Nathan Doyle his first metropolitan winner at Warwick Farm.

The rising four-year-old gelding made it four wins from five career starts, and three victories from as many starts this preparation since joining Doyle’s stable, when he revelled in the heavy conditions to take out Wednesday’s Grunt Standing @ Yulong Handicap (1400m) in benchmark-70 grade.

It followed wins in a Scone class one and a Newcastle class two in his previous starts this winter.

With Lee Magorrian aboard, the $2.45 favourite drew clear over the concluding stages to defeat Eden Vale by 5-1/4-lengths.

“Every time we step him out he keeps improving,” Doyle told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

“He was quite an anxious horse when he first got to us and he’s still very raw and new.

“It’s just such a relief to get the first city win on the board.”

He said Royal Banquet’s owner Matthew Sandblom had been a good supporter of the stable.

“There were offers coming thick and thin for this horse and he stuck by us, kept the horse,” Doyle said.

“I’m glad he did.”

Wednesday’s meeting was the final Sydney metropolitan meeting of the 2019-20 season and apprentice Louise Day played a starring role by riding a winning treble.

Two of Day’s victories were aboard horses trained by Joe Pride who also had a winning treble on the program.

Day’s first winner on the seven-race card came aboard the Bjorn Baker-trained Matowatakpe before victories aboard the Pride-trained duo Brutality and Threeood.

Pride’s other winner was with Red Hot Chillypins and Kerrin McEvoy, who later also steered the Matthew Dunn-trained The Fire Trap to a three-quarters of a length win in the final race on the card.

The Fire Trap claimed a benchmark-70 over 1200m, in which the four-year-old gelding carried 62kg in his first start back from a spell.

Dunn bookended the meeting, with three-year-old gelding Quatum making a winning start to his career in the Xtravagant At Newhaven Park Sprint (1100m) when scoring by 1-1/4-lengths against three rivals.

 
*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...

Young jockeys future riding career in doubt

The immediate riding career, and perhaps future riding career of Sydney’s champion apprentice Robbie Dolan is at the cross roads....

Watch 📺 Best thing beaten you have ever seen?

Oh, this just has to be seen to be believed. Sadly, actually, you won’t get to see a great deal...

Jamie Kah lands 1000 milestone win

A late double at the Sale meeting transferred to Pakenham on Wednesday has provided Jamie Kah with her 1000th career victory....

Kentucky Derby winner returns positive drug test

Las weekends Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has returned a positive drug test and could be disqualified from the race....

Watch 📺 Jockey stops riding and gets beat

Punters who backed Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday will be furious of the ride of Stacey Metcalfe. Exalted...

Watch 📺 Jockey cops big fine for exuberant celebration

Who doesn’t love seeing sports people celebrate? All of us, right? Hmm, think again. The stewards at Warrnambool of Day...

Bizarre story behind jockeys eight year ban

It is the bizarre case of Daniel Jack Smith. Smith was disqualified for eight years after being found guilty of...

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.