Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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: Bruno Cannatelli
Nick Williams has pinpointed the Caulfield Cup as a suitable spring target for The Taj Mahal

Nick Williams has pinpointed the Caulfield Cup as a suitable spring target for The Taj Mahal after his narrow win in the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley.

After a wide early passage, The Taj Mahal was sent forward outside the leader with 1200m to run in the 2040m Group Three race by Ben Melham.

Despite tiring late The Taj Mahal held off Gallic Chieftain with Sir Isaac Newton, a stablemate of the winner, third.

Williams said his fellow owner, father Lloyd, and racing manager Malcolm McLaren would have the final say on whether The Taj Mahal tackles the Caulfield Cup.

The Taj Mahal is currently 17th in the ballot order for the 2400m handicap on October 20.

Williams said The Taj Mahal would need another run before the 2018 Caulfield Cup indicating the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on October 6, in which he would clash with Winx, or the Caulfield Stakes the following, week were likely contests.

“He’s a gross stallion and he’ll need another run,” Williams said.

“The Caulfield Stakes is the first race that springs to mind but dad and Malcolm will decide that in due course.

“He backed up into the Zipping Classic and won last spring coming off the Mackinnon Stakes.”

The victory brought up a double for Melham after he guided I Am A Star to success in the Stocks Stakes.

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Officers bust participants in Queensland raids

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers have found five trackwork riders tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the...

Avilius heads early odds for Winx Stakes

Multiple Group One winner Avilius has opened as the clear favourite in Saturday’s Winx Stakes at Randwick. Online bookmaker Sportsbet...

Marmelo’s odds slashed to win Melbourne Cup 2019

After taking out the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France overnight, Marmelo is now a $15 TAB equal...

Update on Robbie Griffiths after brain surgery

Australian Trainers’ Association President Robbie Griffiths is resting comfortably after undergoing a longer than expected operation on a brain aneurysm....

Mystic Journey too good in PB Lawrence Stakes

Trainer Adam Trinder felt a sense of relief after Mystic Journey made a winning return in the PB Lawrence Stakes...

Colic rules Melbourne Cup contender out of spring

UK import Lord Belvedere will miss the this years Spring Racing Carnival after suffering a colic attack late last month....

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge banned from racing

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge has been banned from racing for three months after bleeding from both nostrils at Flemington today....

Jamie Kah lashes out at British racing industry

Group One winning Australian jockey Jamie Kah has hit out at the British racing industry calling it ‘backwards’ in regards...

Group One-winning Sydney trainer banned

Trainer Tim Martin has been disqualified for six months on an improper action charge relating to the purchase of a...

Jockey gets off light for seriously dangerous incident

Boy did the s… hit the fan in South Africa last night. In footage that was shades of the most...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2019 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.