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: Steve Hart
Siege Of Quebec has put himself back in contention for the Epsom Handicap at Randwick

Siege Of Quebec has put himself back in contention for the Epsom Handicap a week after his failure in the Theo Marks Stakes.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained four-year-old finished last of the seven runners in the Theo Marks in his first start on heavy ground.

On Saturday on a firm track in the Bill Ritchie Handicap at Randwick, Siege Of Quebec ($4.40) has come from midfield to catch the favourite Pierata ($2.90) on the line in a race record 1 minute 21.56 seconds.

“I don’t think I’ve ever walked off a racecourse so disappointed,” Bott said.

“We went in very confident. Unfortunately we had to put it behind us.

“The heavy track wasn’t to his liking and full credit to him on the quick back-up.

“We didn’t have any hesitation in bringing him here. He’s a big tough colt and on Sunday and Monday didn’t look to have taken any harm.

“The Epsom has always been the aim for him.

“It’s great we have been able to get into the race. He can show us what he’s made of.”

Pierata’s trainer Greg Hickman was not disappointed with his charge who missed the Tramway Stakes two weeks ago after the trainer found slight swelling in his leg.

“He got caught three-wide and even he had gone back he was still going to be three-wide,”he said.

“All in all I thought it was a good run. He only got beaten a short head in a race record time.

“He didn’t miss any work so I’m happy.”

Featured News

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...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Godolphin secure slot in The Everest

Global racing operation Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest forfeited by Damion...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Queensland trainer fined for assaulting stewards

Veteran Queensland trainer Ron Maund has been fined $2000 with no conviction recorded on charges of assaulting two Racing Integrity...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

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.