Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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
Mike Moroney wants to find out for sure if imported stayer Vengeur Masque is a genuine stayer at Sandown

Mike Moroney wants to find out for sure if imported stayer Vengeur Masque is a genuine stayer.

At his only start at 3200m, Vengeur Masque finished 15th behind Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup, a run that left Moroney and connections wondering.

To put their minds at ease, Vengeur Masque runs over the distance again in Saturday’s Sandown Cup which they hope will answer any questions.

“His run in the Melbourne Cup was inconclusive because of the wet track which he doesn’t handle,” Moroney said.

“We’re thinking he may not get two miles. He obviously runs out 2600 metres all right but whether he runs any further, it’s inconclusive.

“He’s up and racing, fit, so we might as well find out.

“We know he’s got his share of weight and weight over that trip can sometimes stop them but when you look at the opposition it evens itself out.”

The Melbourne Cup has proven a good form reference to the Sandown Cup.

Almoonqith (2015) and Qewy (2016) both ran in the Cup before winning at Sandown.

Moroney says Saturday’s race will shed light on what Vengeur Masque does for the remainder of the season.

“We gave him a light autumn to aim at the Melbourne Cup to be at his best,” Moroney said.

“He’s lightly raced and this will be telling us whether we keep him at two-mile races or drop him back to a mile-and-a-half.

“There’s thought of going to New Zealand for the Wellington Cup. There’s races in Sydney like the Chairman’s and there’s the Brisbane Cup around the mile-and-a-half.

“There’s plenty of options, we’ve just got to work out where to put him.”

Vengeur Masque carries top weight of 60kg and will be ridden by regular jockey Patrick Moroney.

Featured News

Avilius suffers bleed ahead of the 2019 Cox Plate

Triple Group One winner Avilius will undertake an enforced gallop in a bid to run in the Cox Plate after...

Melbourne Cup contender back on track after injury scare

Assistant trainer Sam Freedman says the stable has dodged a bullet with Steel Prince who will progress his Melbourne Cup...

Caulfield Cup winner suspended and fined $20,000

Damian Lane has been suspended and fined $20,000 following his win on Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup. Lane...

Mer De Glace wins Caulfield Cup for Japan

Japan has claimed a second Caulfield Cup victory in five years with Mer De Glace overcoming a slow start to...

Yes Yes Yes beats the older horses in The Everest

The youngest horse in the race has upstaged his older and more experienced rivals to win the $14 million Everest...

Caulfield Cup placegetters on target for Melbourne Cup

Trainer Danny O’Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne...

Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup bet could net punter $586,300

A punter with the TAB is confident that they have identified the winners of two Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Geelong Cup

The Geelong Cup is a Group Three race held at Geelong Racecourse each year. The 2400m event is held in October each year and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Copyright © 2019 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.