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

Bostons Angel neatly emphasised the highs and lows of racing when emerging triumphant in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

The hardy seven-year-old is trained by Jessica Harrington and was ridden by Robbie Power, with both having endured heartache 35 minutes earlier when Oscars Well threw away a race-winning position in the Neptune with a bad mistake at the last.

But redemption was as swift as it was satisfying as Bostons Angel brought to the table jumping prowess and buckets of stamina to collect what looked on paper to be a vintage renewal.

With 7-4 favourite Time For Rupert running a largely lifeless race before staying on late to finish fifth, and Mikael D’Haguenet falling, the stage was admittedly set for a minor shock.

Bostons Angel was sent off at 16-1, despite a couple of Grade One triumphs, and he fenced with aplomb and was right there turning for home.

Jessies Dream loomed up as a big danger, but it was Bostons Angel who found most up the hill to score by a neck.

“I thought Oscars Well was my best chance of the week – he was terribly unlucky,” Power said.

“This lad is as tough as nails and he never knows when he’s beat.

“At the top of the hill I was going nowhere, I set him alight at the bottom of the hill and he galloped all the way to the line.”

Harrington added: “I’ve been saying all along he wants three miles (4800m) and the tougher it is, the better he likes it.

“I actually thought the Midlands National was the race for him. He proved me wrong so we came here.

“I always had a sneaky feeling he was the right horse for this race.

“He stays really well, he jumps soundly and you can kick him into every fence and he gets himself right.

“He’s very easy on himself. He doesn’t like having his head in front for too long and he just does enough.

“Fairyhouse and Punchestown are possibles, but he’s now won three Grade Ones and he might have a holiday.”

PA

 
*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...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

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.
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.