$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Sunlight could be seen in action as early as Saturday
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Sunlight is a step closer to making a return to racing after an impressive trial win at Cranbourne.

The Tony McEvoy-trained filly could be seen in action as early as Saturday having been entered for the Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

Last season’s Magic Millions Classic winner hasn’t raced since winning the Quezette Stakes over the same course and distance in August.

After being sent to Sydney to prepare for a tilt at the Group One Golden Rose, Sunlight spiked a temperature which thwarted those plans.

Sunlight showed she was over her ailment when she ran the quickest of the 800m trials on Monday, running 44.80 secs to win by 5-1/2 lengths.

“She was lovely,” McEvoy said.

“She showed her speed, sustained her speed and had a nice hit-out and I was really pleased with what I saw.

“When she had a setback we took all the pressure off her.

“Her gallops had been good at Flemington but I wanted to take her away and just see where we were.”

McEvoy said Sunlight appeared to pull up well after the hit-out and he would assess the filly’s condition on Tuesday.

If Sunlight doesn’t line up on Saturday she will return in the Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on October 17.

“I’ll make that decision in the next 24 hours or so with how she’s come through this trial,” McEvoy said.

McEvoy said the ultimate goal for Sunlight this campaign was the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on November 3.

  • Deposit
  • Bet with
  • Claim $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $100 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

Copyright © 2018 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.