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!
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: AAP
Jack Duncan has never been afraid to start Wapiti against the best horses and it paid off in the Winx Guineas

Caloundra trainer Jack Duncan has never been afraid to start Wapiti against the best horses and it paid off in the Group Three Winx Guineas.

The Sunshine Coast Guineas was renamed after champion mare Winx who started her run of 33 straight wins in the race in 2015.

No one would ever mention Winx and Wapiti in the same breath but Wapiti showed similar heart to the great mare in winning.

Backed from $3.10 into $2.45 favouritism, Wapiti shared the lead to the turn and worked to the front in the straight only to be swamped by Knight Mariner ($6).

The Tony Gollan-trained Knight Mariner looked certain to run away but Wapiti came back strongly to score by a half length.

Wapiti’s stablemate Love Express ($12 ) finished third, a short-head back.

Duncan ran Wapiti in an open three-year-old at his first start last November when he ran second at $101 behind top sprinter The Odyssey.

Since then Wapiti has raced mainly against the best horses in his age group and now has three wins and four seconds from 11 starts.

Duncan, who always calls Wapiti by the nickname Moose, said he had always felt the gelding was a top-class horse.

“He has never run a bad race. Wapiti has been hampered by wide barriers or he would have an even better record,” Duncan said.

“Everything I have asked him to do he has responded to.”

Wapiti was bred by another Caloundra trainer in Carolyn Hickey and went through the Magic Millions sales.

Duncan is now likely to look at the Queensland summer carnivals for Wapiti.

“He was coming back from 2000m today and that might have helped at the finish. But I would like to try him again at a middle distance,” Duncan said.

“Love Express was only a short head behind the second horse. He is pretty handy as well,” Duncan said.

Gollan said Knight Mariner had been good at only his sixth start on an unsuitable heavy track.

Another Caloundra galloper Star of Michelin ($4.40) ran fourth after not being suited by a slow early pace.

*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...

Watch 📺 Did this 4YO give us the Golden Slipper winner?

Go on, ask yourself the question. “What just happened?” “Did that thing just show us that the upcoming Gr 1...

Top Queensland trainer blacklists Eagle Farm

David Vandyke has become the first trainer to officially pull the plug on the Eagle Farm track announcing that he...

Racing punter turns $4 multi bet into $24,000

One TAB punter has enjoyed the Australia Day racing at Caulfield after collecting over $24,000 from a $4 multi. The...

Watch 📺 Breathtaking debut by potential star ⭐️

Some people knew he had enormous talent but when he drew gate 15 for his first ever assignment, a few...

Isotope cleared for a Sydney autumn cameo

Extensive tests have cleared Isotope from any serious injury arising from her Magic Millions Guineas scare. Isotope clipped the heels...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or