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: Graham Potter
Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted landed their first winner under their newly formed training partnership

The Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted combination duly landed their first winner under their newly formed training partnership banner at Doomben when Ocean Treaty, who was given a copybook ride by Ben Thompson, came home to take the honours every bit as decisively as the official 2.50 length winning margin suggests.

Before the race it was always likely that Ocean Treaty, who has now won four races in succession, would be a big chance, but nothing is ever guaranteed in this game so when the race was run to the stable’s preferred script, that winning result was already firmly in Ocean Treaty’s keeping a long way from home.

“We were quietly confident today,” said Hoysted. “She was in the right race. She is definitely an up-and-coming stayer. She got in with no weight on her back from a good alley, so we always expected her to get the run of the race.

“I think she is going to be better again with another spell under her belt. She put herself there. She put them away … like I say, I think she is going to be a nice stayer with a good future.”

Over the last four and a half years Hoysted has called many stables winners home during his time working for O’Dea. Did this one feel any different as it was his first winner with his name in the trainer’s column?

“It didn’t feel any different really,’ said Hoysted, “but, at the end, I was thinking … I wish they could all be this easy.

“Before that though, through the 250m when she hit the front, I thought she might have moved a bit too early because she can tend to switch off a bit when she hits the front … but, geez, that last hundred was an easy watch the way she put them away.

“It was a great thrill.

“Obviously, it is something I always wanted to do. From a young age I always wanted to train.

“When I started with Steve, he floated the idea of a partnership quite early and a partnership opportunity with him was something that really interested me. There was never any hesitation about doing it.

“It is a rigorous life being in the racing industry with long hours. Having a partnership means you can have a better work /personal life balance … which both of us are really after.

‘We are both really keen to have a good crack at this, have a go … and hopefully we can see the fruits of our efforts in the future.”

 
*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 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.