$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

David Payne would love a stable full of horses like Saturday’s Group Three Concorde Stakes favourite Winter King.

The five-year-old has managed a top-two finish in half of his 26 starts and been third on another five occasions.

He has been the bridesmaid in both runs over 1200 metres this campaign, finishing a short half-head second to Rain Affair in the Missile Stakes and a long head behind Show County Quality winner Skytrain last start.

“It’s just been a bob of the head,” Payne said of Winter King’s past two defeats.

“He is a very honest horse.”

Significantly, Winter King returns to his pet distance of 1100 metres at Warwick Farm on Saturday, a journey he has won over four times.

While it has been just over a year since his last victory he has run some cheeky races in between, beating all but champion Black Caviar in the Schillaci Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield last October and running fourth to another star in Hay List when they met in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm in March.

Winter King finished second to Reward For Effort in the Concorde 12 months ago when it was run at Rosehill but Payne said he had toughened up since then.

“I think he’s more mature now and he’s getting a bit further (distance) in his races,” Payne said.

“He has drawn well (one) and it’s a small field which will suit him.”

Stablemate Master Of Design won’t be taking his place in the field due to the meeting being switched from Randwick.

Payne has also scratched Dream Choice from the Listed Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) and Sea Lord who was second emergency for the Group Three Tramway Hcp (1400m).

“I’ve taken three out,” Payne said.

“Warwick Farm doesn’t suit those horses so they will run next week at Rosehill.”

Winter King was the $3.40 favourite for the Concorde with TAB Sportsbet on Thursday, ahead of topweight Decision Time at $4.60 and Obsequious at $5.50.

AAP TURF

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
* 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...

So Si Bon claims another victim

Serial biter So Si Bon has had another racing ban placed on him after infringing for a third time at...

Winx’s unraced brother retired to stud

The half brother to champion mare Winx by record breaking stallion Snitzel has been retired to stand at stud. Winx’s...

Santa Ana Lane claims Group One Goodwood

Anthony Freedman has trained his second Adelaide Group One winner in as many weeks when Santa Ana Lane claimed the...

Ben Currie stablehand given 18-month ban

A Toowoomba stablehand has been disqualified for 18 months on race day treatment charges. Greg Britnell was found guilty of...

Doomben Cup Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Doomben Cup. The Doomben Cup was raced at Doomben racecourse on 19/5/2018....

The Goodwood Handicap Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 The Goodwood. The Goodwood was raced at Morphettville racecourse on 19/5/2018. Replay:...

 
 
 
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.