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: George Salpigtidis
Carif is set to line up in Saturday's Sandown Cup

Peter Snowden decided to bypass the Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the Sandown Cup with an eye on the future for his talented stayer Carif.

Last year Carif finished second to True Self in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and that mare made it two in a row in the Flemington race last weekend.

Snowden believed Carif would have been in the finish of that race again but, keen to see him over 3200 metres for the first time, he decided to head to the Sandown feature on Saturday instead.

“This is an opportunity to see whether he can run two miles, which is something we’ve been looking at for a while with him,” Snowden said.

Snowden said Carif was in similar form to last year and had little luck when he finished fifth in the Hotham Stakes behind Ashrun at Flemington.

“His last run was very good. He never got a crack at them and normally he’d back up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes but I’m keen to see him over 3200 metres,” he said.

Snowden said Carif was aimed at the 2020 Melbourne Cup but needed to win the Hotham or the Moonee Valley Cup to get into the field.

Carif, who will be ridden by Jamie Kah, is a $4 second favourite with TAB fixed odds, with Sin To Win market elect at $3.90.

Snowden believes four-year-old mare Missile Mantra gets a great opportunity to return to the winner’s list on Saturday in the Summoned Stakes.

At her last start she finished sixth in the Group One Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington behind Shout The Bar where she was beaten just over a length.

“Her runs have been good. She’s been a length short of top grade and I thought her last start was an excellent performance in the Myer,” he said.

“She’s down in grade and she gets in well on the weights with 55 kilos as she hasn’t won a race for a year. With only 55 kilos she’s going to get her opportunity.”

Snowden said although Missile Mantra was having her sixth run of the preparation she had sustained her condition throughout her campaign.

Missile Mantra is a $3.90 favourite with TAB fixed odds.

*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...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

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...

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...

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...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

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 or