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: Bruno Cannatelli

After piecing together three straight wins in South Australia late in her juvenile season, three-year-old filly Westport is back in Melbourne to face a test of her spring credentials in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes.

Westport made her debut in Melbourne in January when she was unplaced in the Blue Diamond Preview for fillies at Caulfield before given a spell.

She returned to racing in South Australia, stringing wins together at Balaklava and twice in Adelaide during winter, highlighted by the Listed Oaklands Plate (1400m) on July 20 at her most recent starts to start.

Trained by Tony McEvoy and his son Calvin, who this week have formed a partnership, Westport runs for the first time in seven weeks in Saturday’s Atlantic Jewel (1200m) at The Valley against a field highlighted by Magic Millions Classic winner Exhilarates.

“She is a really good filly,” Calvin McEvoy said.

“She got it all a bit wrong as a two-year-old and we let her just grow up a bit.”

He said Westport had been able to win well in her past three races late last season but still had not put it all together in those victories.

“That’s why we just kept her in Adelaide, just trying to iron out those little things in her races but she is over in Melbourne now and is going along really well,” he said.

“If she handles The Valley I think she will be really competitive in that race.”

Exhilarates showed she had returned as a three-year-old in good style when winning the Group Three Quezette Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield first-up last month and she has been installed the early $2.30 favourite for the Atlantic Jewel.

Last-start Valley winner Sassy Salitage will be striving to make it three wins from as many starts and is on the second line of betting at $4.20, while Westport was at $9 on Wednesday.

 
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...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 21/9/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Female jockey banned on drug charge

Queensland jockey Tiffani Brooker has been disqualified for nine months after a recent urine test showed traces of a number...

Mystic Journey’s trainer inundated with derogatory messages

Mystic Journey’s trainer Adam Trinder has spoken out about the derogatory calls, emails and text messages he has received after...

Watch: Is Pinatubo the Best 2YO ever seen?

Godolphin colt Pinatubo has produced an astonishing performance to land the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh by nine...

Stable lose a mate in Flemington death

Trainer Jason Warren has posted a heart felt message on Twitter regarding the death of Antah at Flemington on Saturday...

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman retires

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman has announced her retirement. The TAB National Jockeys Trust luncheon provided a significant revelation to...

Failed drug test cover up rocks US horse racing

A cover up of a failed drug test has this morning rocked the US horse racing industry. The New York...

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.