$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Wagner's spring campaign is about to take on a new dimension
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A measured approach to the start of Wagner’s spring campaign is about to take on a new dimension.

Stepping into benchmark company at Canterbury after accounting for his own age group last month, three-year-old Wagner underlined his promise to win with authority on Wednesday.

Such a victory isn’t usually greeted with too much fanfare but Godolphin trainer James Cummings said it would be foolish to doubt the merit of the form.

“I think he is a fair horse. To stand up against older horses like he did I think he is worthy of his chance in a good race,” Cummings said.

Cummings hinted that test might come sooner rather than later with the Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) firming as Wagner’s next start.

And if the tip from the trainer is right, Wagner could be a force beyond that Group Three race at Caulfield on September 30.

“These horses that keep going ahead, you want to be with them,” Cummings said.

Wagner, the $2.10 favourite, settled midfield from a deep barrier in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1250m) and produced his best work over the final 100m to beat Metamorphic ($4.40) by a half length.

It completed a race-to-race double for Cummings and jockey James McDonald after another favourite Coruscate ($2.50) delivered in the On Top Of The World Sprint.

McDonald reserved his highest praise for Wagner.

“He feels as good as he looks. He’s a stakes horse for sure,” McDonald said.

Bright futures are also in front of So Taken and Nicco Lad, winners of their respective maiden races.

So Taken broke through for Chris Waller at her second start since coming from New Zealand.

“She’s not quite there physically but she’s got all the heart in the world,” jockey High Bowman said.

“In a few months’ time when she develops she will be up to the better ones.”

That outlook could also apply to Nicco Lad who came back to win after he was headed.

“He’s always been a bit immature and it’s taken time for him to fill out, so we’ve always thought more of him as an autumn horse,” co-trainer Paul Snowden said.

 
  • Deposit
    $600
  • Bet with
    $1200!
  • First bet matched with up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

Watch: Horse almost falls but still wins

Jockey Shaun Guymer has pulled off a miraculous ride at Nowra today to win the sixth on the card. Guymer...

Talented mare dies in tragic accident

Talented mare Miss Pandanus has tragically drowned after taking fright while working at the beach south of Melbourne. Trainer Mick...

 
 
 
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.