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
Ken Keys will make a rare trip to Sydney in search of his first Group One success

Trainer Ken Keys will make a rare trip to Sydney in search of his first Group One success.

Spanish Reef will try to extend her winning sequence to four this campaign when she runs in the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The mare was given a visitor’s draw when barriers were declared on Tuesday, coming up with 15 in the 17-horse field.

She is currently a $9 chance with Dixie Blossoms (barrier 16) the $5.50 favourite.

“It’s not ideal the draw but I suppose they’ve been a little less kind to the favourite,” Keys said.

“I don’t know enough about Sydney racetracks to make a lot of comment but from what I’ve read it could be a lot worse if the race was at another track.”

Keys said he would not be making any drastic changes to her racing pattern despite the wide draw.

Spanish Reef will head to Sydney on Thursday night from her Cranbourne stable.

“That way there’s not a lot of time for things to go wrong,” Keys said.

“It’s her first trip away so there’s a lot of guessing how she’s going to cope.

“I haven’t had a lot of runners in Sydney over the years as Sydney can be a pretty intimidating place if you don’t know it.

“Everyone makes you welcome but it’s not like your own place.”

Keys has been chasing a Group One win for almost 30 years.

His first Group One runner was Saloon Rule in the 1989 Blue Diamond Stakes, but she missed the start and finished at the tail of the field.

Despite being represented in many Group One races over the years, Keys admits some of his horses probably weren’t quite up to that class.

“There’s probably only been two or three that were real chances before this mare,” he said.

“Obviously there was Rich Enuff, there was a mare called Flushed, Saloon Rule and now this one.”

Keys says Saturday’s race will be the last for Spanish Reef this preparation before she is spelled with a view to the spring.

“The turn around time is not long and I think she’s a genuine spring horse,” he said.

 
*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...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

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

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.