$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200*
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$502 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $502 in bonuses*
Deposit $100, Bet with $350
Sign-up, deposit $100 & receive $250 in bonus bets. That's $350 to bet with!*
$400 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$200 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $200 in bonuses*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Jungle Edge's trainer Mick Bell is not happy with the change of track for the Stradbroke
Image: Darren Winningham

Trainer Mick Bell says he will not run Jungle Edge in the transferred Stradbroke Handicap if the track is too firm.

Racing Queensland announced on Monday Brisbane’s premier race was to be moved to Doomben following widespread condemnation of the surface at Eagle Farm two days earlier.

While the track had been declared safe after the Eagle Farm meeting, the consensus was it was unfit for Group One racing.

Bell, who trains 2017 Stradbroke Handicap third favourite Jungle Edge, says he was not consulted about the transfer of the meeting on June 10.

The winner of the BRC Sprint at Doomben on May 20, Jungle Edge finished second to the Kris Lees-trained Clearly Innocent in the Group One Kingsford-Smith Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

“They said they consulted before they made the decision,” Bell told Melbourne radio RSN927.

“They didn’t ring me and they didn’t ring Kris Lees.

“This is so wrong. It doesn’t pass the sniff test. It doesn’t pass the pub test.”

Bell said RQ was being held to ransom by some of the country’s biggest trainers saying they were not going to run their horses at Eagle Farm.

He said he entered Jungle Edge for the Stradbroke knowing there was the likelihood the Eagle Farm track would suit the gelding.

“He’s won at Doomben and there’s nothing to suggest he can’t win the race,” Bell said.

“But we left to go to Queensland knowing the race was at Eagle Farm and the track was going to be soft whatever happens, no matter what weather they had.

“When I ran in the Rupert Clarke (at Caulfield) on a good three track, I would have liked to have scratched but I just sucked it up and ran.

“I’ll run the horse if the track is on the softer side of a good four, but if it’s a good three we’ll be scratching.”

$25 No Deposit Bonus Bet
Join CrownBet Rewards & redeem your rewards points for a $25 bonus*
* 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 on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Star apprentice banned for betting

Emerging Queensland apprentice Baylee Nothdurft has been suspended for three months after admitting betting on thoroughbred races over a three-month...

Troubled jockey closer to comeback

Troubled former star jockey Jason Maskiell has taken a large step towards a return to race riding with permission to...

 
 
 

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