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!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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
Robbie Dolan rode Splintex to perfection to get the sprinter back in the winner's circle at Randwick

Apprentice Robbie Dolan did his homework and nutted out a plan aboard Splintex, implementing it to perfection to get the sprinter back in the winner’s circle at Randwick.

And such is his opinion of the colt, he hopes the horse can take him all the way to a Group One win during the Sydney autumn carnival.

“He’s an ideal horse for a race like The Galaxy,” Dolan said.

“He will get in with 52kg, I can ride him at that weight.”

After winning two of his first three starts last preparation, Splintex had to settle for minor placings at his two runs from a spell, including a last-start third in the Gosford Guineas.

While Splintex had led throughout in his two wins, Dolan did not want to be locked into a speed battle in Saturday’s Bushfire Appeal Race Day 25th January Handicap (1000m) and hatched a plan to trail the leaders.

“When I had a look at the speed map, I knew Witherspoon was very keen and would be up there,” Dolan said.

“I watched Omar’s trial and he also goes very keen.

“So, I said to the owners, if we can take a sit and land in the one-one he will be hard to beat.”

Dolan’s plan proved a winning one, despite Christian Reith on Aquitaine looking like he had him covered when that horse sprinted quickly at the top of the straight.

But as Aquitaine ($4.20) laid in under pressure, Splintex ($2.15 fav) lifted and was forging clear again on the line to score by a half neck with Omar ($6.50) another 1-1/4 lengths away.

Trainer Mark Newnham was at the Gold Coast to watch his Magic Millions runners but stable representative James Ponsonby confirmed the Galaxy was on their radar.

“Mark is a huge fan of the horse as a colt,” Ponsonby said.

“He says he has a great attitude for racing and one of the things he would really like to do is see him win a nice type of race later this season.”

*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...

Sydney wants to host the Melbourne Cup

The Deputy Premier of NSW John Barilaro has his sights on this years Melbourne Cup with the iconic race listed...

Victorian horses banned from NSW

Racing NSW has banned horses trained in Victoria from taking part in races in the northern state for an indefinite...

Te Akau Shark suffering from post surgery complications

Star New Zealand galloper Te Akau Shark remains in an equine hospital in Sydney after undergoing eye surgery. Te Akau...

Watch: Riderless horse claims run of the week

I’ve just watched all the replays from the weekend’s racing and well, I have to say this. Probably the best...

Black Caviar’s latest foal gets a name

Black Caviar’s latest foal has already been named by connections. The son of Black Caviar by leading stallion I Am...

Multiple G1 winner onto his sixth trainer

In a move that has angered some racing fans Group One winner Humidor will again be on the move to...

Watch: Punters in uproar over upheld protest

There was quite the hue and cry out of Hawkesbury yesterday when the stewards upheld a protest. The favourite at...

Watch: First starter at $101 wins like an odds on shot

Connections of a first starter at Donald on Saturday either don’t bet or they were unaware of the ability that...

Top Sydney trainer charged after G2 winner tests positive to ice

Top Sydney trainer John O’Shea has been charged by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after one of his horses tested...

Jockey in trouble over whip rule tweet

A tongue in cheek tweet about current whip rules has landed a Victorian jockey in trouble. Jockey Jamie Mott has...

Kiwi star suffering from rare eye condition

A rare eye condition that needs surgery will delay the return to training of two-time Group One winner Te Akau...

NZ jockey banned for life

A New Zealand jockey has been banned for life over charges relating to a conspiracy to harm another jockey during...

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.