Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Steve Hart
Trainer Chris Waller thinks Haut Brion Her is a special horse who will have a big spring campaign

Provincial star Sir Elton has had his colours lowered for the first time at Randwick by a filly whose trainer believes will be a spring star.

The Chris Waller-trained Haut Brion Her ($3.60) wore down $1.65 favourite Sir Elton in Saturday’s Benchmark 74 race over 1200m with the latter then edged out of second by Misteed ($10)

Ridden by Blake Shinn at his last meeting before he heads to Hong Kong, Haut Brion Her took her record to three wins from four starts with her only defeat on debut in November.

“She is a special horse and has gone up a level this preparation,” Waller said.

“The leader is obviously a very talented horse and we knew we would have to make him work,

“She was up to the challenge and she will measure up in the spring.”

Shinn said he was aware of the task confronting Haut Brion Her and she rose to it.

:”I knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” he said.

“I made sure she settled well and when it came time to apply the pressure she did everything right.

“It was poetry.

“The sky’s the limit for her and I think she could be a budding star of the future.

“It was nice to see her today measure up against a really untapped horse in Sir Elton and win with consummate authority.”

Sir Elton’s trainer Adam Duggan indicated he would now have a break.

The Waller stable was to the fore again with Wu Gok in the Eremein Handicap (2000m).

Although the track was in the soft range compared to his last-start win on a heavy nine, his preferred surface, Wu Gok ($3.40 fav) had too much ammunition for stablemate Dagny ($6.50) to beat him by a neck.

“Obviously it’s not a firm track but he won on a very heavy track two weeks ago and still beat them today,” Waller said.

“He is in a great place and the race panned out really well.

“He is a tough stayer and has recovered from a tendon injury to be going really well.”

At his previous start, Wu Gok had beaten the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Dr Drill who franked the form with his win in the Everest Carnival Handicap (1800m).

He was ridden on Saturday by Victoria’s leading apprentice Teo Nugent who gave up the opportunity to ride in the Rising Stars Final at Flemington.

Nugent’s three kilogram claim got the $3.20 favourite into the race with 60kg and he beat Costello ($12) by a length.

“On a soft track he is very competitive,” Nugent said.

“I was very happy with the way he carried the weight because he is only a very small horse.”

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Tags:
Featured News

Free List of the 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 – 14/12/2019

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

Robbie Griffiths makes a triumphant return to the racetrack

Four months after undergoing brain surgery for an aneurysm, popular trainer Robbie Griffiths has made a triumphant return to the...

High-profile racehorse owner faces life in prison

High-profile racehorse owner and accused drug smuggler Damion Flower will spend Christmas behind bars as he faces the prospect of...

Watch: Jockey borrows another jockeys whip mid-race

In one of the most unusual occurrences we have seen during a race a jockey has borrowed another jockeys whip...

Owner banned over death of horse

An owner has received a 21 month ban from ownership following the body condition and subsequent death of a horse....

Star SA jockey may not ride again

Star South Australian jockey Raquel Clark is unsure if she will be allowed to get back into the saddle following...

Australian G1 winner dies in Hong Kong

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut has died in Hong Kong after being injured in an accident on a walking machine....

Champion mare Winx to be a mum

The owners of champion Winx are expected to confirm she is successfully in-foal to super sire I Am Invincible in...

Photographer hit by runaway horse

Watch: Photographer hit by runaway horse

A photographer has been taken to hospital after a horse broke through the running rail at an Irish meeting overnight....

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.