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
Glyn Schofield will ride Nakeeta in the Melbourne Cup

A South African-raised jockey riding for a Scottish trainer on a horse owned in England in Australia’s most famous race.

That’s the scenario for Nakeeta when he runs in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

Now based in Sydney, Glyn Schofield rides Nakeeta for owners Alex and Janet Card and Iain Jardine, the first Scottish trainer to have a runner in the Cup.

Schofield, who won last year’s Victoria Derby on Prized Icon, partnered Nakeeta, a $26 chance in latest Cup markets, for the first time in a gallop at the Werribee quarantine facility on Thursday.

Although Nakeeta was not out to break the clock, Schofield was impressed with the way he handled himself.

“He’s not a big strapping horse. He’s a little fellow, quite lively but he certainly gave me a nice piece of work this morning,” Schofield said.

“He got into a nice rhythm and stretched his legs out nicely and pulled up without a blow.

“He’s obviously very clear-winded and gave me a really good feel.”

Schofield thinks Nakeeta is the right style of horse and has the form credentials to win the Melbourne Cup.

He is coming off a win in the Ebor, the UK’s biggest Handicap, at York at his most recent outing in August.

Last year’s Cup runner-up Heartbreak City won the Ebor carrying less weight than Nakeeta but more weight when second to Almandin.

Nakeeta won the Ebor with 57kg and drops to 53kg on Tuesday.

Schofield said the Ebor was a good form race to take into account heading to the Melbourne Cup.

“He’s an Ebor winner which has good form lines going into the race over a number of years,” Schofield said.

“He’s a type of horse that weaves through the field and has a bit of a fight.

“I didn’t realise the style of horse that he is until I’ve seen him and sat on him, but he did impress and that’s a good thing.

“Your first impression is the most important and I’m going out feeling confident in 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...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

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.
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.