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

The class of Jennifer Eccles has shone through in the Group One New Zealand Oaks with Jason Waddell steering her from the outside barrier to a popular win in the Classic.

Trained by Shaune Ritchie, Jennifer Eccles started the odds-on favourite after two Group Two victories leading into Saturday’s 2400m-feature at Trentham.

Waddell weaved his way across and within first 300m he had found a perfect midfield position, one off the rail.

Jennifer Eccles settled into her rhythm down the back straight but struck trouble when she began to improve her position on the home turn when she clipped a heel and stumbled.

Waddell angled her into clear air, and when she regained her balance she strode to the front and although getting tired, she went on to win by 1-1/2 lengths.

“It wasn’t pretty at the 500 metres,” Waddell said.

“She was going too well, and I had fillies stopping in front of me too soon. I was trying to move her out of the way and just caught a heel.

“But she came back underneath me. I’ve ridden some good horses, and she’s right up at the very top.”

The win was a third in the Oaks for Ritchie, who won it with Keep The Peace in 2010 and trained the quinella with Artistic and Zurella two years later.

“Every Oaks win is a big win,” Ritchie said.

“I love training these three-year-old fillies over ground.

“Keep The Peace was great, and the quinella for The Oaks Stud was wonderful as well, but this filly looks like she could be every bit as good as them – if not better.

“Jason Waddell is unbelievable. From gate 18, you wouldn’t believe he could get across to where he was by the time they went past the finish line for the first time.

“She’s a spectacular filly and has a great turn of foot. We had a few questions about the 2400 metres but she relaxed beautifully down the back straight.”

Bought for $5000 by syndicator Adrian Clark, Jennifer Eccles has now won four of her 11 starts and $499,650.

The big crowd of syndicate members gave Jennifer Eccles a huge ovation as she returned to the winners’ circle.

“It’s wonderful for racing,” Ritchie said. “There’s a huge crowd of them here, albeit not allowed in the birdcage today. It brings such great atmosphere and colour to the game.”

Patrons were restricted in certain areas at Trentham because of coronavirus protocols.

Ritchie said he and Clark would discuss a possible trip to Sydney over the next few days but was mindful she had had a busy campaign.

 
*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...

Text message sparks plunge, horse unplaced

A text message that circulated through the racing community as well as on Twitter sparked a plunge on a Tony...

Coronavirus pandemic forces G1 winner into retirement

Group One Doncaster Mile winner Brutal has run his last race as a result of the coronavirus pandemic seeing the...

Punters plunge on 3YO’s to win Doncaster Mile

Punters have loaded up on two three-year-olds to win Saturday’s $1.5m Doncaster Mile at Randwick. The John Sargent trained Brandenburg...

Racing Victoria cuts prizemoney

Racing Victoria will cut prize money and stand down staff in a bid to reduce expenditure during the coronavirus pandemic....

Doncaster Mile

The , previously called the Doncaster Handicap, is a race held at during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival each year...

TJ Smith Stakes

The is a race held at in New South Wales during the Autumn Carnival and is one of the feature...

Mark Zahra opens up about coronavirus test

Mark Zahra says he has never received so many congratulatory text messages as he did after receiving the news of...

US Hall of Fame jockey tests positive for coronavirus

United States Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating. Castellano tested positive...

Anti-horse racing activists send “fraudulent” text message

Anti-horse racing activists have sent out “fraudulent” text message appear to be from Queensland Health calling for Prime Minister Scott...

Watch: Unbelievable win by first starter

Racing fans will be hard pressed to see a more impressive win than that of Befana at the Sunshine Coast...

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.