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: Steve Hart
Standout proved himself the real deal with a dominant victory

Gerald Ryan arrived at Randwick for the Expressway Stakes meeting with butterflies in his belly and he left with a tear in his eye after Standout proved himself the real deal with a dominant victory.

Taking on older horses for the first time, the colt emulated the feat of former stablemate Trapeze Artist to become the latest three-year-old to win the Group Two Expressway Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Fierce-going as a youngster, Standout ($7.50) showed the benefit of time, patience and hours of training, relaxing beautifully in the run for Tommy Berry and spearing clear to beat last year’s winner Alizee ($1.90 fav) by 1-1/2 lengths.

White Moss ($14) ran a terrific race to finish another half-length away, just ahead of the Chris Waller-trained Kolding ($4.20) who warmed up late.

Ryan said he felt anxious pre-race in anticipation of what Standout could do, and emotional after it when the horse came out and did it.

“I was confident coming in he could do that but you don’t know until you try them,” Ryan said.

“You’ve got Chris’ horse (Kolding) who is probably one of the best horses in Australia and Alizee, who is probably the best mare in Australia and that little white thing (White Moss) never knows when to run a bad race.

“It was his test and sure, he’s got to make the next level and take on the best horses but he’s got a Group Two against his name now.”

Standout showed enormous potential in the spring winning three of his four starts, including a stakes victory against his own age.

His Expressway performance has given Ryan the confidence to dream big and possibly follow the path of Trapeze Artist, who went on to claim the TJ SmithAll Aged Stakes double.

“He has always shown that he had Group One ability,” Ryan said.

“He hasn’t got there yet but he’s certainly going to have a crack at it this autumn.

“A race like the Canterbury Stakes could be on the agenda and I’ve had luck in the TJ Smith Stakes with Melito and Trapeze Artist as three-year-olds.”

Berry was content to keep Standout in a rhythm and sit wide, rather than try to restrain him.

He said the colt quickened so well coming around the home turn he knew his rivals, including Hugh Bowman on favourite Alizee, would struggle to run him down.

“I said to Hugh as we pulled up did I beat you on the corner? He said yes and I felt it,” Berry said.

“When I asked him to quicken he put them away very quickly.

“I thought he was a Group Two horse, just behind those Group One horses because the three-year-olds this year are out of this world, the best crop I’ve seen.

“But maybe he is getting closer to them now, he might be ready to give them a shake.”

Bowman was satisfied with the return of Alizee and said she would take improvement from the run.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™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...

Golden Rose

The is a sprint race held at in New South Wales each year. The () boasts a total prize pool...

Punter collects $101,375 from $500 racing multi bet

One TAB punter has enjoyed a terrific afternoon of racing after pocketing $101,375 from a $500 four-leg multi. The TAB...

Racing twitter fuming over Melbourne Cup weight penalty

Racing fans on twitter are fuming after a European stayer received a hefty weight penalty which would secure the horse...

Punter eyeing $340,000 collect on The Everest

A TAB punter is hoping that the Joe Pride-trained Eduardo can secure a slot in the worldโ€™s richest race on...

Multiple G1 winning jockey to retire early

Group One-winning jockey James Winks has announced his retirement from the saddle on medical advice. The 36-year-old revealed the news...

Racing Victoria wants to ban the whip

Racing Victoria has announced today that it is seeking national action on a whip reform in Australian thoroughbred racing prior...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Terry Bailey calls an absolute howler

Race caller Terry Bailey will be wishing he could have his time again after going the early crow with confidence...

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.