Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Steve Hart
Hugh Bowman only just stopped short of labelling Yonkers a Melbourne Cup horse

Hugh Bowman has stopped short of labelling Yonkers a Melbourne Cup horse but if the gelding’s Irish form is anything to go by, that may not be far off the mark.

The four-year-old needed all of the 1800 metres of Saturday’s benchmark race to catch Gone Bye and win by a nose and record his fourth Australian win.

Now trained by Chris Waller, Yonkers did his early racing for Ger Lyons and his placings included a third behind Il Paradiso in a 2414m-maiden at Leopardstown.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Il Paradiso was an unlucky runner in the 2019 Melbourne Cup, being promoted from fourth to third with many believing he should have won.

“It took till the last stride to get to him,” Bowman said.

“I’m not saying he’s a Melbourne Cup horse but he’s certainly going to be up to the better staying races in the spring.”

Il Paradiso remained in Australia after the Melbourne Cup and is now with the Waller stable.

Yonkers started at $3.90 with Gone Bye a $6.50 chance.

The winner backed up from his third over 2000m at Rosehill a week ago with Waller crediting Bowman with that decision.

“Hugh told me not to be afraid to back him up after last week,” Waller said.

“When you book jockeys like Hugh Bowman it is invaluable to get that feedback.

“This horse had early form around all those good horses from Aidan O’Brien’s.”

The Waller-trained New Arrangement ran third, beaten almost two lengths.

 
*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: $125 lay bet costs punter $61,600

A punter with Betfair had a disastrous day on the punt on Wednesday after a lay bet to collect $125...

Trainer’s son a fined for laying his dads horses

South Australia-based Tommy Stokes has been fined for placing bets on his father’s Victorian-trained horses to lose in a breach...

Master Montaro

Watch: Boom 3YO justifies big price tag

Master Montaro has justified a lofty purchase price with a stylish victory at Geelong and is set do his future...

Jockey suspended in three consecutive races

A Queensland jockey has been suspended in three consecutive rides on Thursday at Cairns. Apprentice jockey Emily Cass saw the...

Leading trainers want Melbourne Cup date change

Trainer Danny O’Brien would like to see the whole spring carnival shifted and the Melbourne Cup run in the first...

Watch: Veteran jockey receives huge suspension for dodgy ride

A veteran jockey has been suspended for four months on a handling charge out of a race meeting in country...

Updated: Bomb threat at Eagle Farm halts races

A bomb threat at Eagle Farm has caused an indefinite delay at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Eagle Farm races...

Watch: Worst moral beaten ever as jockey mistakes winning post

A jockey in France has cost punters and connections a certain win after mistaking the winning post. Jockey Maximilien Justum...

Watch: 3kg apprentice produces ride of the year

We’ve read so many stories lately about apprentice jocks not riding with vigour. And, if we’re being honest, we’ve reported...

Jenny Duggan recovering from horrific fall

Jockey Jenny Duggan has suffered multiple fractures after she was one of two riders involved in a serious race fall...

Watch: Damien Oliver cops spray after bad ride

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has coped a spray from trainer John Sadler after his ride on Beehunter at Flemington on...

The Goodwood Handicap results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Goodwood Handicap. The Goodwood Handicap was raced at Morphettville racecourse on...

Watch: $60,000 bet on 2YO first starter a painful watch

A punter with the TAB has had a rough start to the day with a $60,000 bet on a 2YO...

Watch: Star 2YO unearthed at Scone

Despite it being late in the two-year-old season fans may have witnessed one of the best at Scone on Friday....

Steven Pateman

Steven Pateman and his wife banned for three years

Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman and his wife have been disqualified for three years on a cobalt charge. A dual...

Stradbroke Handicap

The is a race held at in Queensland each year and is the showpiece of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.. The...

JJ Atkins Stakes

The is a race held at in Queensland each year and is the feature two year old race of the...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2020 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.