$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$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*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A strong staying win in wet conditions at Rosehill has propelled import The Offer to the head of Sydney Cup betting.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer revelled in the heavy ground to add Saturday’s Group Three Manion Cup (2400m) to his first stakes win in the Ballarat Cup last spring.

He is now the $4.60 favourite for next month’s Group One Sydney Cup (3200m).

“He’s a top stayer on the rise and something like the Sydney Cup definitely won’t be out of his reach,” jockey Tommy Berry said after partnering The Offer an emotional win.

Berry returned from Singapore where his twin brother Nathan is seriously ill in hospital to ride at Saturday’s meeting.

Nathan Berry has been diagnosed with NORSE syndrome which causes severe seizures and placed in an induced coma.

Tommy said it was hoped Nathan’s condition would become clearer in the coming days.

The Offer settled off the speed in the small field but after Berry asked him to improve into the race approaching the home turn, he picked up and had the race in his keeping early in the straight.

Waterhouse said The Offer was an exciting stayer in the making.

“He won the Ballarat Cup as a very green individual,” Waterhouse said.

“He came from Aidan O’Brien’s yard in Ireland and Rob (Waterhouse) picked him out on form.

“I knew he would love the ground, because I thought `if you were trained in Ireland you’d be used to a bog’.”

A son of Montjeu, The Offer took his record to four wins from 15 starts and his record on heavy tracks to three wins and a second from four attempts.

Ranvet Stakes winner Silent Achiever is the $6 second favourite for the Sydney Cup with imported Irish mare Voleuse De Coeurs and Zipping Classic winner Sertorius at $8.

The Sydney Cup market is likely to get another shake-up after Saturday’s Group One BMW (2400m) at Rosehill.

Berry said he was worried mid-race on The Offer and likened his racing style to that of Hong Kong Derby winner Designs On Rome.

“He reminds me a bit of Designs On Rome, the horse I ride in Hong Kong,” he said.

“He doesn’t travel for you but I pulled him out at the 600 metres and asked him to go and within 50 metres he put the race beyond doubt.”

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    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
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
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...

Prompt Response wins Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara

Consistent mare Prompt Response finally got her Group One win on Saturday and could now have a change in training...

Single Gaze in work with Chris Waller

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller admits to being as surprised as anyone to learn Single Gaze would be joining his...

Harness horse ends up in a lake

A trots horse overnight in France has somehow ended up in a lake in the middle of the racecourse in...

Robert Smerdon appeals lifetime ban

Disqualified trainers Robert Smerdon and Stuart Webb have lodged appeals against their bans with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal....

 
 
 
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.