$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.

His first trip south was anything but Alot Like Home for the Taree visitor.

Unaccustomed to traffic noise in confined spaces, the three-year-old had an anxious journey through the Sydney Harbour tunnel on Friday before progressing to the relative comfort of his temporary stable at Randwick.

“When he got the the tunnel it was a bit stop-start and he got a bit agitated. He settled down when he got used to the noise,” trainer John McLachlan said ahead of the three-year-old’s Sydney debut in Saturday’s Highway Handicap.

Encouraging maiden and class one victories at Taree and Coffs Harbour respectively this month convinced McLachlan to bring Alot Like Home to Sydney for his first experience of a track he could return to next year for the Country Championships final.

“He’ll have another couple of starts and then a spell. He’s the sort of horse who could have a go at the Country Championships,” McLachlan said..

The first goal is to justify an appearance on the rescheduled Sydney Cup Day card.

“His work’s good but he’s on a (seven-day) back-up so everything’s a bit of a test. The road trip was a test for him, the distance is a bit further too,” McLachlan said.

McLachlan, who has five horses in work, thought the slight step up in distance from last weekend’s win over 1315m was not too much to ask.

“He hit the line nice so we thought we’d step him up to the 1400 while he’s on fire,” he said.

Leading Sydney apprentice Andrew Adkins rides on Saturday while McLachlan has been able to gauge Alot Like Home’s progress from closer quarters than intended after his own trainee Melea Castle was injured in a car accident a month ago.

“I’m riding trackwork myself and he can be a difficult horse at times,” he said.

McLachlan had to cut his team in half as a result of the accident but his parents have arrived from Inverell to assist in the day-to-day running of the operation.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Couple scams TAB out of $600,000

A couple from Sydney have orchestrated an elaborate scam which cost the TAB more than $600,000. Talanoa Raine and her...

Prairie Fire’s odds slashed for Blue Diamond

Today’s impressive Talindert Stakes winner Prairie Fire has shortened into equal favouritism for Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes. Prairie Fire was...

Sickening result for punters on plunge horse

One of the biggest goes this weekend was on an unraced 2YO at Doomben with the unseen runner backed from...

Lightning Stakes Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes was raced at...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Upcoming Races

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.