$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$300 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $300 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!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Muntahaa has put himself in line for a trip to Australia for the 2018 Melbourne Cup with victory in Europe’s richest handicap to round off a fine week at the York meeting for trainer John Gosden.

Gosden saddled two runners in the PS500,000 ($A875,000) feature and both were to the fore as the field approached the final two furlongs (400m).

Topweight Weekender, ridden by Frankie Dettori, committed for home early, briefly racing into a clear lead.

But Muntahaa was travelling well for Jim Crowley and he came home best to beat him decisively by 3-1/4 lengths.

Irish challengers filled out the places, with Jarlath Fahey’s Sea The Lion third ahead of the Ger Lyons-trained Mustajeer fourth.

Angus Gold, racing manager to Muntahaa’s owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, said the horse would be entered for the Cup.

“His ability was never in doubt. It was just a case of getting him in good form mentally,” Gold said.

“John said to me last week he had never had this horse better.”

“If (Melbourne Cup) entries haven’t closed yet, we’ll put him in. Whether he’d take to it mentally with the hustle and bustle, I don’t know.”

The 2016 Ebor winner Heartbreak City finished second to Almandin in the Melbourne Cup and last year’s winner Nakeeta finished fifth behind Rekindling.

Earlier in the week, Gosden won the Juddmonte International with Roaring Lion and the Lonsdale Cup with Stradivarius.

 
  • Deposit
    $50
  • Bet with
    $250!
  • Claim $200 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $50!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $200 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...

Golden Slipper winning stallion Sebring dies

Leading stallion Sebring has died of a heart attack at Widden Stud aged 13. The winner of five of his...

All Star Mile contender embarrassing at Eagle Farm

An All Star Mile contender has reaffirmed the farce that is the voting system for a $5m race with the...

Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay – 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Trainer Ben Currie allowed to resume training

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted a stay of a suspension arising out of a show cause hearing earlier...

All Star Mile Field – 2019

We take a look at the Field for the 2019 All Star Mile at Flemington. The $5m All Star Mile...

 
 
 
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.