$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Jimmy Choux may keep Mufhasa closer in his sights as he seeks to turn the tables in Saturday’s Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings.

New Zealand’s leading Cox Plate contender settled midfield, further back than usual, before sprinting home for second to Mufhasa in his season-opening group one Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hastings on August 27.

But his Hastings trainer John Bary hopes the New Zealand Horse of the Year will settle closer for this Saturday’s group one clash.

“He had missed a trial before the Challenge Stakes so he was a little vulnerable and we didn’t want to be too aggressive as it might have taken too much out of him,” Bary told NZN.

“With that run behind him we can be more aggressive this time.”

The race is likely to be his last before the Cox Plate, meaning he will miss the group one Spring Classic (2040m) on October 1.

“It’s a group one on my own back door so it’s tough to miss,” he said.

“But we’re looking at the bigger picture and we want him ready for the Cox Plate and hopefully Hong Kong in December.”

Bary said Jimmy Choux’s trip to Australia in autumn, where he won the Rosehill Guineas, matured him significantly and he expects him to have no problem with crowds should he make it to Moonee Valley for the Cox Plate.

“Some horses have problems with Moonee Valley when they come through the tunnel and the crowd’s right there but he’s an intelligent horse who likes to look around,” Bary said.

“He loves a crowd and he loves to travel.”

Jimmy Choux is a $1.90 favourite on the New Zealand TAB for the Windsor Park Plate despite a barrier draw of nine. Mufhasa, who has drawn the ace, is at $4.80.

NZN abu/dwi/ht

 
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Tags:
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Winx Stakes Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Winx Stakes. The Winx Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse on 18/8/2018....

Big Bets – 18/8/2018

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Golden Slipper winner retired

Dual Group One winner She Will Reign has been retired and is expected to head to stud in the northern...

Winx Stakes 2018: $140,000 bet taken on Winx

One punter is more confident than most that Champion mare Winx will win her 26th consecutive race on Saturday in...

 
 
 
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.