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

Stewards have opened an inquiry into the defeat of a beaten favourite at Canterbury, saying they are worried about betting trends on the race.

In-form stayer Mr Steal eased from $3.20 to $4.20 before finishing third in the TAB.com.au Handicap.

Ridden by Hugh Bowman, Mr Steal settled outside the leader Springbok Flyer and looked certain to miss a place before getting his second wind.

He finished almost five lengths from the winner Springbok Flyer.

Mr Steal went into the race as an all-the-way winner over 1900m and last-start runner-up at Randwick when beaten in a photo finish.

After asking trainer Bjorn Baker why Mr Steal didn’t lead, stewards said betting patterns on Wednesday’s event needed further examination.

“I have to say the betting is a little concern,” acting chief steward Marc Van Gestel told Baker.

“The horse has traded quite widely on the (betting) exchange.”

Baker told the inquiry he thought Mr Steal might have been vulnerable over the extended distance and was reluctant to tell Bowman to take up the running.

“I wish I did say lead at all costs but I had it in my mind that it was 2700 metres,” Baker said.

Baker said he thought Mr Steal would run well after finding form at his past two starts.

“I even made him Bjorn’s Best on Twitter this morning and that has a very good record for my followers,” he said.

The inquiry has been adjourned to allow stewards to further analyse betting sheets.

 
*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...

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...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

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...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

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...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

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.