$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Stakeswinning sprinter Welkom Gold broke a two-year drought from the winner’s circle with an all-the-way success at Rosehill on Saturday.

The eight-year-old has endured plenty of setbacks during his career and his victory was rewarding for trainer Darren Smith and the gelding’s owners.

“They (the owners) have really stuck by him and we’ve always said he could gallop,” Smith said.

“We walked away from Randwick last start disappointed because he didn’t find the line, but I just put it down to him running out of condition first-up.

“His trackwork has been terrific and the staff at home look after him like he’s a Barbie doll.

“They really spend a lot of time on him.

“Hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here.”

Ridden by Kathy O’Hara, Welkom Gold sped to the front in the Bradford Solar Handicap (1100m) and gave nothing else a chance in the run to the line as he posted his fourth Rosehill win from 10 starts at the track.

His most recent victory had been at Rosehill in October 2010, but since then he spent 18 months on the sidelines with a bowed tendon injury before returning earlier this year.

Welkom Gold ($16) accounted for Didntcostalot ($3.50) by a length with Magita ($11) 1-1/2 lengths away third.

While veteran Welkom Gold burst back into winning form at the meeting, a galloper just starting out his career, Criterion, made an encouraging debut in the Lindoran Group Plate (1100m).

The David Payne-trained two-year-old got into clear running in the middle of the track in the straight and reeled in the Gai Waterhouse-trained favourite Sweet Idea to score by half a length.

“He’s still got a lot to learn but he’s started off with a good win,” jockey Glyn Schofield said.

Waterhouse managed to get on the board later in the day when favourite Under The Sun ($1.90) took out the Blacktown Workers Club Group Handicap (1500m).

He is set to be given a break to return for a shot at better races later in the season.

“Gai thinks he’s going to make a pretty decent horse but he just needs to strengthen up a bit more,” stable representative Mark Newnham said.

Meanwhile, apprentice Alysha Collett was suspended for six meetings for careless riding aboard Pipette in the fourth race.

 
$501 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
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...

Star jockey cops big suspension

Leading jockey Willie Pike will spend almost a month on the sidelines after being outed for a shift in the...

Crowd favourites long career ends

Lindsay Park’s stable stalwart Extra Zero has been retired after a racing career spanning 109 starts. The 11-year-old, trained by...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.