Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
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

Matt Cumani is thrilled all three of his entrants have made the Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic field but the trainer is lamenting the barrier draw for one of his hopefuls.

Cumani will saddle up Akkadian, Malawi Gold and Anthemoessa in Saturday’s $200,000 Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic for juveniles on their home track at Ballarat, which unlike other Victorian races is run in the clockwise direction.

Akkadian finished fifth in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes on debut at Flemington in October and the other two will make their debut in the 1000m race, which has a field of 11 plus five emergencies.

“It’s great to get them all in but unfortunately our best chance has got a terrible barrier,” Cumani said.

Akkadian drew 15 and is likely to jump from the outside barrier if the emergencies do not gain a start.

“He really needed a good barrier,” Cumani said.

“It’s going to make it a little bit more difficult but we’ll still take our chance.

“He’s in great form. My worry with him is he’s already looking like a 1400-metre horse.”

Cumani believes Akkadian is a good colt but is unsure whether he has the necessary speed for the event.

“Hopefully the incline and the extra bit of distance to what the horses have been trialling over will see some of the others out and we can finish off strongly,” he said.

Cumani said Malawi Gold was still a bit raw and “babyish” but was happy to give him his shot in the race, while the trainer believes the filly Anthemoessa could prove best suited after drawing barrier three.

Cumani will be well represented with six runners at the meeting, including Grey Lion in the feature $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup.

*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...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or