Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
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: David Cormack
Ebor Handicap winner Muntahaa could head to Australia for the Melbourne Cup

Trainer John Gosden had never won the Sky Bet Ebor, Europe’s richest flat handicap, but he broke his duck in style when saddling both the first and the second, Muntahaa and Weekender, in the 2018 renewal.

Gosden is no stranger to thinking differently and, following a walk of the course on Thursday, he formulated a plan for the widely drawn Muntahaa to plough a lone furrow on the far side of the track while the other 19 runners tacked across to the rail. Muntahaa raced alone for the first half mile before heading over to join the others.

In the straight Muntahaa was always travelling strongly and, as the others feel by the wayside one by one, jockey Jim Crowley was “always confident” on the 11/1 winner. Frankie Dettori, who rode the runner-up is always popular with race-goers and there was a huge cheer across the Knavesmire when he took the running up as they headed down the straight but Crowley was stalking him and always looked likely to go past.

The winner was given a 20/1 quote by leading bookmakers Paddy Power for the Melbourne Cup 2018 following his powerful staying performance and this classy performer looks an ideal type for that race. A Group 3 winner in the past he had previously only had one run in a handicap and had won that off a mark of 108. He raced off only a pound higher today and was third top weight, but his class saw him through in a race that is always a test of stamina.

Hot favourite Stratum didn’t have the best of luck in running and never got going until too late while last year’s winner, Nakeeta, who finished a good fifth in the 2017 Melbourne Cup after winning here, ran creditably in seventh without ever looking likely to win.

 
*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...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 23/1/2021

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

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.