$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$400 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Zanbagh is the new ATC Oaks favourite after living up stable expectations to win the $200,000 Keith Nolan Classic at Kembla Grange on Sunday.

As well as providing a result that again reaffirmed trainer Guy Walter’s affinity with fillies and racemares, the Group Three race also left no doubt Zanbagh is ready to avenge her narrow VRC Oaks defeat in the spring.

And jockey Shinn is convinced she is doing everything right in her bid to win the $1 million ATC Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 19.

“I thought she had to come here today and win this race and she did a great job,” Shinn said.

Zanbagh firmed to $3.50 Oaks favouritism with New Zealand Derby runner-up Rising Romance on the second line of betting at $4.60.

The TAB’s Glenn Munsie said Zanbagh deserved her place as the Oaks favourite after she won in a manner that was contrary to her usual racing pattern.

“She was completely ridden upside down there … and all she has got to beat is the New Zealand filly (Rising Romance),” Munsie said.

“This Oaks has Wild Iris written all over it again.”

Zanbagh is the third foal of Wild Iris, the 2004 Oaks winner for Walter and long-time stable supporters, the Tait family.

Wild Iris had her lead-up to the Oaks when she won the Adrian Knox Stakes but Walter will use a Group One race to put the finishing touches on Zanbagh’s Classic preparation.

“She is a lovely filly on the way up and she’ll go to the Vinery Stakes now,” the trainer said.

A well-supported favourite, Zanbagh ($2.60) defeated Role Model ($21) by a length with Metaphorical ($18) a nose away third.

She gave Walter his fifth win in the race as well as his third for the meeting while Shinn completed a four-timer.

Among the pair’s successes was Last Wish who Walter hopes can step up to stakes company at the end of the Sydney carnival.

Last Wish posted his first win in five starts in a 1600m maiden with Walter hopeful the three-year-old can make enough progress before the end of his campaign to warrant a start in something better.

“I thought he could run well but I was surprised by how well he won,” Walter said.

“He’s bred to get over ground and there are races at the end of the carnival like the Carbine Club Stakes and the Frank Packer Plate so we will keep them in mind.”

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Winx set to race on

The prospect of Winx returning for an autumn campaign is tantalisingly closer with the mare in pre-training and soon to...

Tye Angland back in Sydney

Injured jockey Tye Angland has arrived back in Sydney from Hong Kong to continue his treatment at the Royal North...

RV wants long ban for trainers over cobalt

Racing Victoria wants Lee and Shannon Hope banned for at least five years for cheating, although the father-and-son trainers hope...

Arcadia Queen stamps herself as a star

Perth filly Arcadia Queen is the toast of the west after a brilliant victory in the Kingston Town Classic, the...

Boom 3YO dies from colic

Boom 3YO filly Smart Melody has sadly died after battling a colic related illness. Smart Melody won her first five...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.