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: Bruno Cannatelli
Trainer Julius Sandhu hopes to one day see stable star Princeton Spirit contesting big sprint races

Training newcomer Julius Sandhu hopes to one day see stable star Princeton Spirit contesting big sprint races.

But for the time being he’s content to allow the five-time winner from eight starts to progress through the grades.

As part of that progression Princeton Spirit heads to Moonee Valley on Saturday to run in the Sheamus Mills Bloodstock Handicap (1200m).

Sandhu had a word of caution with Princeton Spirit saying four weeks between starts wasn’t ideal.

“From Flemington until now I haven’t had the right race for him,” Sandhu said.

“I didn’t want to step him up to the Monash or the Bletchingly Stakes, even though it was a consideration, but I’ve chosen to put him through his grades at the minute.

“I can worry about what happens next in the autumn.”

After victory at Moonee Valley on June 16, Princeton Spirit went to Flemington on July 7 when he finished fourth in the Listed All Victorian Sprint Final.

Sandhu described the run as luckless saying the gelding was forced into the unnatural role of pacemaker.

“He got stuck facing the breeze and making the pace,” Sandhu said.

“I had a few people say he was in charge of a fairly slowly run race, but it didn’t suit him.

“For other horses it might have been good, but for him he’s the type of horse that likes the pace in the race.

“He settles well off that and then fires at the end.”

Despite Princeton Spirit creeping up in the ratings and in weight for Saturday’s benchmark 84 race, Sandhu is not concerned.

He described the race as competitive without having a stand-out horse in the field.

“I would have been happier if he had drawn a little closer in,” Sandhu said.

“But there is some speed drawn either side of him so with some luck he should be able to position up quite nicely and be around at the business end.”

 
*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...

Magic Millions Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Classic. The Magic Millions Classic was raced at Gold Coast...

Magic Millions Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Guineas. The Magic Millions Guineas was raced at Gold Coast...

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...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Magic Millions Classic

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Magic Millions Guineas

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

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.