$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
Deposit $30, Bet with $180*
Sign-up, deposit $30 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Yendell will be hoping to land his 3rd G1 this season aboard Seaburge in the Emirates

Dean Yendall’s ability to ride at a light weight has given him another opportunity in a feature spring carnival race.

Yendall went into this year’s spring without a Group One win to his name but has registered two elite-level victories in recent weeks and also finished third in the $3 million Cox Plate.

He gained the winning ride on Yankee Rose in the Spring Champion Stakes in Sydney with a view to riding the filly in the Cox Plate at 47.5kg.

Yendall then added the Group One Myer Classic last Saturday on three-year-old filly I Am A Star who carried 49kg.

Now the Lindsay Park operation of trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig has called on Yendall to partner Seaburge in Saturday’s $2 million Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Runner-up in the Caulfield Guineas two starts ago, Seaburge is one of two three-year-old colts taking on the older horses in the weight-for-age race, the other being Caulfield Classic winner Good Standing.

They will carry 51kg which is between 7.5kg and 8kg less than their older rivals.

Chad Schofield rode Seaburge at 50kg when he finished eighth in last Saturday’s Group One Cantala Stakes but switches to Good Standing.

After Seaburge’s second in the Guineas, connections decided against a Victoria Derby campaign and instead opted to keep him at 1600m with three weeks between runs in a bid to boost his stallion prospects.

“I wanted to go straight to the 2000 metres after the Guineas. He had 2000 written all over him but there was a stallion value at play,” David Hayes said.

“I think it was the right decision, but he’s looking for 2000.

“I thought he was an ideal Derby horse. He reminds me so much of Criterion but if he could have won that race (last week) it was a multi-million dollar play.”

“And if he wins this race it’s still a multi-million dollar play whereas if you win the Derby it doesn’t add ridiculous amounts to it.”

Hayes said when Seaburge pulled up well from lastthe Cantala they decided to press on and give him a crack at the Emirates Stakes against a quality field.

But he was disappointed with barrier two as the colt, who is at $16, appreciates galloping room

“We’ve drawn the same barrier, which is a bit of a pain, as I wanted him drawn out a bit,” Hayes said.

“With the slower tempo he’ll travel easier.”

 
Deposit $400, Bet with $1000
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
Racecourse: Flemington
  • DEPOSIT $30
    start betting
    with
    $180*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $10
    start betting
    with
    $110*
    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 on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Cash Out costs punter $340,000

One Flemington punter will be kicking themselves after cashing out of a 5-leg multi that would have seen them take...

Rank outsider backed to win Golden Rose

Punters are looking away from the obvious when it comes to the Group l Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill this...

Strangles case causes trainer to quit

Queensland trainer Darren Bell says he has been forced to quit after racking up crippling debts when his stable was...

Jockey booking sparks Caulfield plunge

A key jockey booking is a reason why punters have launched into an in form mare in the Caulfield get...

 
 
 

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