$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
500% Deposit Bonus
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Quentin Lang
Champion jockey Damien Oliver has got it right in his first ride on quality sprinter Voodoo Lad
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has got it right in his first ride on quality sprinter Voodoo Lad, who has powered home to win the Group Three race at Flemington.

Voodoo Lad settled at the back of the seven-horse field in Saturday’s 1200m sprint on the straight course before letting down strongly to edge clear of Godolphin import Home Of The Brave in the final 100m.

Oliver said trainer Darren Weir was adamant with his instruction to get Voodoo Lad relaxed early to allow him to produce his best when it mattered.

“It was a great win,” Oliver said.

“Darren’s main focus with me was to just switch him off early and get him relaxed. He said if you get him relaxed in the first 400 metres you know you’re going to be in the race.

“They didn’t go quickly but he switched off nicely and then moved into it well.

“When I went to the second horse, he dug in and challenged us a bit but then this horse drew away.

“He’s got an exceptional last 400 metres on him when he switches off and relaxes early.”

One of four Flemington winners on the day for Weir, Voodoo Lad ($4.60) defeated $3.90 favourite Home Of The Brave by three-quarters of a length, while Brave Song ($4) loomed at the 200m before finishing another 1-1/2 lengths away third.

Voodoo Lad had not won on the straight course at Flemington from four attempts but was second in last year’s Group One Newmarket Handicap.

He took his overall record to 12 wins from 29 starts and continued his strong recent form after winning the Sir John Monash Stakes and finishing second in the Bletchingly Stakes last month.

His spring path could include another crack at a Group One.

“He’s probably been a bit unlucky that he hasn’t won a Group One,” Weir said.

“He was a bit unlucky in the Rupert Clarke Stakes (in 2016).

“But he still might get his chance yet.”

Home Of The Brave was gallant in defeat in his Australian debut and trainer James Cummings’ Melbourne stable representative Reg Fleming believes the import will take great benefit from his first experience racing in Australia.

“Going forward it looks pretty bright for him,” Fleming said.

 
  • Deposit
    $20
  • Bet with
    $120!
  • Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • Join now!
Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $20
    start betting
    with
    $120*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Caulfield Cup Field – 2018

View the final field for the 2018 Caulfield Cup The Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday 20th October at...

Would Winx win the Melbourne Cup?

We take a look at the stats, figures and history of the Melbourne Cup to see if Champion mare Winx...

20/10/2018 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Caulfield, Caulfield Cup day

The Caulfield Cup (2400m), one of the great handicaps in world racing, highlights a fab ten race program at Caulfield...

Caulfield Cup Big Bets – 2018

We take a look at the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield racecourse and list the biggest bets taken by all bookmakers...

Caulfield Cup plunge on Irish stayer

A strong move for Cliffsomoher could see the Irish trained stayer start Caulfield Cup favourite with Sportsbet. The Aidan O’Brien...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.