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!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Steve Hart
Destiny's Kiss took out the Listed McKell Cup as a nine-year-old at his 83rd start

There are better horses racing in Sydney but few more durable or popular than Destiny’s Kiss who has won the Listed McKell Cup as a nine-year-old at his 83rd start.

Joe Pride has trained multiple Group One winners, recently retiring one of those, Terravista.

But Destiny’s Kiss shows no signs of stopping and is now likely to be given his chance in the Group Two Brisbane Cup in two weeks.

The Nick Moraitis-owned Destiny’s Kiss ($21) was ridden on Saturday by Jay Ford who stoked him up from the 900m point in the 2400m-feature.

The gelding kept plugging away down the straight to overhaul Naval Warfare ($3.40) and win by a neck with the favourite Our Century ($2.30) another 1-1/4 lengths third.

“I wish they were all as easy to train as him,” Pride said.

“He never seems to get tired and he loves being in the stable.

“I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to retire him. We’re looking at the Brisbane Cup. He will get a lot of weight but I think he deserves a go.”

Pride said as he watched the race unfold, his confidence grew.

“As he was coming down the straight I knew he was in with a chance. He is such a gallant horse and never runs second so I thought he would get past the other horse.

“He’s not very big but he he’s all heart.”

Pride said to keep Destiny’s Kiss in the best possible racing shape given his age, he had turned to his old boss, Hong Kong-based trainer John Size, recently inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

“I spoke to John Size and he said not to race him as much and trial him instead,” Pride said.

“So that’s what we did. We gave him a nice trial on Monday.

“I knew he would improve from Rosehill to Randwick, especially up to 2400 metres.”

Ford said he got going at the 900m to ensure he was ready to pounce.

“He ran a controlled race,” he said.

“I put myself within striking distance and halfway up the straight I knew he could get there.”

 
*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...

Japanese stars odds slashed for the Cox Plate

A form reference belonging to the 2019 WS Cox Plate winner has propelled Japanese mare Chrono Genesis to the top...

13 Queensland trainers charged after a state wide investigation

Queensland stewards have charged 15 people, including 13 trainers, with buying unregistered substances after a state wide investigation over the...

Watch: Punters in uproar over upheld protest

There was quite the hue and cry out of Hawkesbury yesterday when the stewards upheld a protest. The favourite at...

Watch: First starter at $101 wins like an odds on shot

Connections of a first starter at Donald on Saturday either don’t bet or they were unaware of the ability that...

Top Sydney trainer charged after G2 winner tests positive to ice

Top Sydney trainer John O’Shea has been charged by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after one of his horses tested...

Jockey in trouble over whip rule tweet

A tongue in cheek tweet about current whip rules has landed a Victorian jockey in trouble. Jockey Jamie Mott has...

Kiwi star suffering from rare eye condition

A rare eye condition that needs surgery will delay the return to training of two-time Group One winner Te Akau...

NZ jockey banned for life

A New Zealand jockey has been banned for life over charges relating to a conspiracy to harm another jockey during...

Punters land mammoth collects at Eagle Farm

With double figure winners featuring in three of the four Quaddie legs from Eagle Farm today, mammoth dividends for the...

Watch: Winx’s little sister disappoints on debut

Winx’s younger sibling Covent Garden has been upstaged on debut at Canterbury, finishing unplaced in heavy conditions in a race...

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.