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

Caulfield Guineas hopes are alive for connections of lightly raced Urban Ruler who has returned to racing with a win at Sandown.

The Greg Eurell-trained Urban Ruler stepped out for just his third start, and first as a three-year-old, in Wednesday’s Grand Hotel Frankston Handicap (1300m) and led all the way.

Eurell has nominated the gelding for the Caulfield Guineas and the trainer’s assistant Jim Mason indicated he would be given his chance to get to the Group One 1600m-race in October.

“He’s always shown good ability and Greg nominated him for all the major races,” Mason said.

“So hopefully he keeps stepping up.

“His next run will probably be in the Guineas Prelude.”

Urban Ruler overcame difficulties to win at Ballarat on debut in March before finishing fifth in the VOBIS Gold Ingot at Caulfield in April.

He is at $35 for the Guineas after Wednesday’s win.

With Damien Oliver aboard, Urban Ruler took up the running and had plenty in the tank late to stave off Peeking Duck to win by three quarters of a length with the same margin to Canalasso third.

Mason said they would not get carried away with a midweek win but said it was important the gelding got the job done at Sandown.

Oliver said it wasn’t his plan to lead but said when Urban Ruler landed there early in the race he didn’t want to relinquish the position.

“It felt like he controlled the race nicely but it did feel a bit foreign to him in front,” he said.

“He’s still a bit new in only his third start and had a good look around, but he responded well when I needed him.”

Oliver believes Urban Ruler will be better with more experience and with something to chase.

“I think at this time of year if they’re in and ready you’ve got to keep raising the bar to see how they stand up, because you never know. They can keep improving,” he said.

Featured News

19/10/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Caulfield, Caulfield Cup day

One of the time honoured races on the Australian racing calendar is Caulfield Cup Day and the 2019 edition rolls...

19/10/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick, The Everest day

The biggest day on the Sydney racing calendar is Everest Day and the 1200m contest, which is the richest race...

Victorian trainer charged for tubing

Trainer Shawn Mathrick has been charged with a stomach tubing offence. Racing Victoria stewards issued Mathrick with two charges on...

64 horses remain in the race for the Melbourne Cup 2019

Three horses who had been in the top 50 in the Melbourne Cup order of entry, including imported stayer Torcedor...

Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup bet could net punter $586,300

A punter with the TAB is confident that they have identified the winners of two Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features...

Mark Waugh takes swipe at racings lack of loyalty

Success breeds success, so they say. And so it is for Chris Wallerโ€™s rampant yard which stole every award and...

Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is always an amazing spectacle, with some of the best horses in the world battling it out...

The Everest

The Everestย is Australia’s richest race as well as the richest turf race in the world. The race boasts a total...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

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...

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.