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: Darren Winningham
The Candy Man has been a victim of his own success with a huge weight on Saturday

Popular gelding The Candy Man has been a victim of his own success with a huge weight on Saturday but that is not the main worry for trainer Barry Baldwin.

The Candy Man earned a wild card entry to Saturday’s $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2400m) with his win in the Shoot Out Quality (2200m) at Eagle Farm last Saturday week.

It was his third feature race win in four starts since returning from an unlucky Sydney campaign and bumped his rating to a career-high 107.

The Candy Man was rated 12 points higher than the next horses in the Trophy and carries top weight of 61kg under the quality conditions.

The big grey will give every runner six or seven kilograms as he runs over the distance for the second time after being unplaced in last year’s Brisbane Cup.

Baldwin believes The Candy Man will have no problems with the weight or the 2400m but he does have one concern.

“I thought one or two of the others might have got a bit more than the minimum,” Baldwin said.

“But my main worry is there are a couple in the field who will get a stitch at 2400 metres and get in our way.

“The Candy Man has won both his starts at the Gold Coast and he likes the track. But there can be traffic jams there and I don’t want to get caught in one.”

Baldwin said he would love an overnight storm for The Candy Man who is a noted wet track horse.

“But rain, hail or shine he will be thereabouts,” he said.

The crowd favourite will have a break after Saturday to be set for the Group One Doncaster Mile in the Sydney autumn.

 
*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...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Australia Day Weekend 2020

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the Australia Day Weekend’s horse racing...

Watch: Massive plunge on first starter beaten in photo

Punters were on the floor after the first at Tamworth on Thursday after a massive plunge on a Paul Messara...

Godolphin say no more Bull

Popular Godolphin sprinter Osborne Bulls has been retired as a multiple Group One placegetter. Godolphin announced on Wednesday the six-year-old...

Leading Australian sire forced to retire

Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt has been retired from active duty and is under veterinary care for pulmonary disease....

Watch: Cellsabeel’s odds slashed for Golden Slipper

An emphatic win by Cellsabeel at Rosehill has seen her odds slashed into clear favouritism for the 2020 Golden Slipper....

Watch: Track invader narrowly missed by horses

A track invader at Cranbourne on Friday night was narrowly missed by horses in the last race on the card....

Racehorse dead and another euthanised after property investigation

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a registered racehorse has died and another has been euthanised after investigations at...

Mystic Journey recovering well from setback

Mystic Journey is recovering from a setback with next month’s Group One Futurity Stakes now a possibility for the mare’s...

Country trainer has star horse taken off him

Country trainer Todd Blowes has been outspoken in his disappointment after his star galloper Noble Boy was taken off him...

Champagne Cuddles recovering well from career-ending injury

Multiple Group One placegetter Champagne Cuddles is recovering well from a career-ending injury suffered at the Gold Coast. Nash Rawiller...

Star sprinter could have run his last race in Australia

Classique Legend appears to have run his last race in Australia with trainer Les Bridge all but resigned to losing...

Robert Smerdon loses appeal over life ban

Former trainer Robert Smerdon has lost his appeal against a life ban for his part in the “Aquanita Eight” scandal....

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.