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
Image: Quintin Lang
Darren Weir and jockey Brad Rawiller both sensed that Voodoo Lad was on his game and he was

Trainer Darren Weir and jockey Brad Rawiller both sensed that Voodoo Lad was on his game before the Group Three Sir John Monash Stakes.

And the multiple stakes -inning sprinter confirmed those suspicions with a sparkling performance to come from last to win the 1100m weight-for-age race at Caulfield.

“I loved the way he just marched into the yard,” Weir said.

“He was up and about today.”

Voodoo Lad settled at the tail of the seven-horse field before Rawiller got the dual Group One-placed gelding into clear air on the outside from the top of the straight.

The six-year-old, who firmed from $3.50 to $2.80 favourite, unleashed an impressive change of speed to rush past his rivals and beat leader Inn Keeper ($8) by 1-1/2-lengths with a long neck to three-year-old Jukebox ($3.50) third.

“Today he was awesome,” Rawiller said.

“That turn of speed he had from the top of the straight, he was explosive.

“I was so happy with him going to the barriers, just how he was in himself.

“I just thought, ‘this is perfect’. And I couldn’t see how if he was right he wouldn’t be winning this race today.

“To come out and see him do it like that was nice to see.”

Voodoo Lad had been unplaced in the Group One Goodwood in Adelaide and the Group One Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane in his two starts this preparation.

“I don’t think he wasn’t going well his previous two starts, just things haven’t gone the way that we wanted them to,” Weir said.

“Today he got everything right. And you can see what he can do on his day.”

Voodoo Lad has now won four of his five Caulfield starts with his only defeat at the track an unlucky second in the 2016 Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

The Symon Wilde-trained Inn Keeper’s winning run this preparation came to an end in his first stakes test but the four-year-old battled on well for second.

“He ran super. He never lets me down,” jockey Linda Meech said.

“He’s just been beaten by a good horse today.”

 
Featured News

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...

Tahlia Hope released from hospital

After almost two weeks in hospital, Victorian apprentice jockey Tahlia Hope has returned home. Hope contracted viral meningitis and was...

Controversial horse returns in trial

Controversial horse Black Heart Bart has been brought out of retirement after suffering what was said to be a career...

Melbourne Cup plans revealed for Lord Belvedere

Imported stayer Lord Belvedere will be given the opportunity to progress to bigger spring staying races after scoring a stylish...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
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.