Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Pat Scala
Saint Eustace is on target for the G1 SA Derby in Adelaide

After passing a serious staying test with his narrow defeat in the VRC St Leger, Saint Eustace is on target for a Classic race in Adelaide.

Trained in Victoria by Mick Price and Mick Kent jr, Saint Eustace is returning to Adelaide on Saturday to contest the Group One South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.

Saint Eustace was beaten a nose by Sacramento in the VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington on April 25 after finishing seventh behind SA Derby favourite Dalasan in the Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) at Morphettville on April 4.

“His run in the St Leger was a test and he came through it with flying colours,” Price said.

“He was extremely unlucky not to get the photo. He was in front before and after the line, just not where it counted most.

“But importantly he was strong through the line which is a good sign for the Derby.”

Price said Saint Eustace had not been pushed to handle the distance of the St Leger after having his previous start at a distance 1000m shorter.

“Whilst I had worked him for the distance, I hadn’t overworked him,” Price said.

“What that showed me is that he was a clean-winded staying type.”

Saint Eustace will be reunited on Saturday with Zac Spain who underwent two weeks of isolation in accordance with coronavirus protocols to ride at the Adelaide carnival.

Spain scored on Oceanex for Price and Kent jr in Saturday’s Port Adelaide Cup and finished second aboard Moonlight Maid in the Group One Australasian Oaks.

The jockey guided Saint Eustace to his maiden victory at Geelong over 1700m on March 14 and takes over from Michael Walker who had the mount in the St Leger.

A former Adelaide-based apprentice, Spain spent the last part of his apprenticeship with Price and rarely gets the opportunities to ride in big races.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for him,” Price said.

“He’s won Listed races and this is his chance now to stand up to the plate with these opportunities.

“I’m sure he’ll put him in the right spot, give him his chance, and then it will be up to the horse.”

 
*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: $125 lay bet costs punter $61,600

A punter with Betfair had a disastrous day on the punt on Wednesday after a lay bet to collect $125...

Trainer’s son a fined for laying his dads horses

South Australia-based Tommy Stokes has been fined for placing bets on his father’s Victorian-trained horses to lose in a breach...

Master Montaro

Watch: Boom 3YO justifies big price tag

Master Montaro has justified a lofty purchase price with a stylish victory at Geelong and is set do his future...

Jockey suspended in three consecutive races

A Queensland jockey has been suspended in three consecutive rides on Thursday at Cairns. Apprentice jockey Emily Cass saw the...

Leading trainers want Melbourne Cup date change

Trainer Danny O’Brien would like to see the whole spring carnival shifted and the Melbourne Cup run in the first...

Watch: Veteran jockey receives huge suspension for dodgy ride

A veteran jockey has been suspended for four months on a handling charge out of a race meeting in country...

Updated: Bomb threat at Eagle Farm halts races

A bomb threat at Eagle Farm has caused an indefinite delay at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Eagle Farm races...

Watch: Worst moral beaten ever as jockey mistakes winning post

A jockey in France has cost punters and connections a certain win after mistaking the winning post. Jockey Maximilien Justum...

Watch: 3kg apprentice produces ride of the year

We’ve read so many stories lately about apprentice jocks not riding with vigour. And, if we’re being honest, we’ve reported...

Jenny Duggan recovering from horrific fall

Jockey Jenny Duggan has suffered multiple fractures after she was one of two riders involved in a serious race fall...

Watch: Damien Oliver cops spray after bad ride

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has coped a spray from trainer John Sadler after his ride on Beehunter at Flemington on...

The Goodwood Handicap results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Goodwood Handicap. The Goodwood Handicap was raced at Morphettville racecourse on...

Watch: $60,000 bet on 2YO first starter a painful watch

A punter with the TAB has had a rough start to the day with a $60,000 bet on a 2YO...

Watch: Star 2YO unearthed at Scone

Despite it being late in the two-year-old season fans may have witnessed one of the best at Scone on Friday....

Steven Pateman

Steven Pateman and his wife banned for three years

Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman and his wife have been disqualified for three years on a cobalt charge. A dual...

Stradbroke Handicap

The is a race held at in Queensland each year and is the showpiece of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.. The...

JJ Atkins Stakes

The is a race held at in Queensland each year and is the feature two year old race of the...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2020 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.