An outstanding weekend of racing in review followed by a prospective returning staying horse and a walkthrough of the Royal Ascot feature race.

Kai Shmukler
An outstanding weekend of racing in review followed by a prospective returning staying horse and a walkthrough of the Royal Ascot feature race.

It’s been a huge week of horse racing betting in Australia for the closing Group 1 race day of the season and today we take a look at some of the blackbookers from Saturday as well as Deauville Legend’s prospective return to Australia and we then take a look at how the Aussie’s went in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee stakes.

Follows from this Saturday’s horse racing

From Randwick Racecourse we saw a bunch of very astutely placed runners who clocked some great wins and I have picked out three to follow from Saturday’s racing at the track:

Race 5 - Aristonous

Aristonous couldn’t have been more impressive in just his second Australian start on the weekend where he was near last in the run, pushed well back in traffic but then angled out widest in the run and powered home, clocking some of the best late splits of the day to remain undefeated in Australia and he still has plenty of upside. Definite follow

Race 5 - Lousiville

If you were following our free Saturday racing tips you would have seen Lousiville go around at a nice price and this horse was brilliant and probably could have got one over Aristonous if he didn’t have to weave such a tricky path to clear air there. This is just his first Aussie Prep and I am sure he will continue to rise through the ranks.

Race 7 - First In Line

First In Line is going to go very well this winter in the big staying races that we see coming in a few months based off his first up run on the weekend. He was over an unsuitable trip, only being placed in the race for fitness and to get the feeling or racing back and still finished within half a length of the winner Super Strike. Watch for him as soon as his next run.

A return to the Melbourne Cup on the cards for Deauville Legend

The beaten Melbourne Cup favourite Deauville Legend is set for a big Hong Kong prep at the end of the year but trainer James Fergsuon says that he could have a brief prep in Sydney to lead him into the race that he lost last year. 

Deauville Legend resumed for the Ferguson stable during the Royal Ascot carnival last week since running in the Melbourne Cup last year and he ran in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes on resumption where he looked fantastic first up, motoring home from midfield to end up just behind the placegetters.

Ferguson recently spoke on Deuville legend’s chance of coming back to Aus, "Hong Kong is certainly the plan at the end of the year, whether we do Melbourne on the way, or maybe Sydney afterwards," Ferguson said.

He continued on to say that Deauville Legend had taken huge improvements off the back of his visit to Australia last spring and if he returns to Aus again Ferguson is confident he will look a much better horse.

"You have to realise that was his first run since the Melbourne Cup," he said. "He will come on in leaps and bounds from that. I just liked the way he behaved, he matured a lot in Australia and since then."

Onlyracing’s free horse racing tips always cover the top Group 1 races such as the Melbourne Cup and we will have articles previewing the races months and weeks in advance as well as how to bet on horse racing in Australia for these futures markets so be sure to check this news and our site in the coming months to stay ahead of the market.

Results and Replays from the Queen Elizabeth II stakes at Royal Ascot

Punters were shocked when $81 outside chance Khaadem claimed a massive victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and aside from that our local horses went very well in representing Australian racing with huge efforts from Artorious and The Astrologist.

Artorious was backed into almost favourite across the Aussie betting sites by the Jump at near $3.70 where he looked the winner at one point in the straight and was very brave in defeat but just couldn’t finish it off to run fourth in a bold effort. The Astrologist on the other hand was also as honest as ever, never stopping coming on in the straight to finish one behind Artorious. 

Cannonball was disappointing in his two runs at the Carnival after never coming on in the King’s Stand when he ran in this race the jockey, Daniel Tudhope, was thrown off the saddle but he was still declared a participating runner by the stewards post race. 

Artorious was still an outstanding representative for Aussie racing as JMac had him in a good spot on the speed for the majority of the race before asking for the effort to find the line which Artotioud had but just couldn’t keep up with some of the offshore Group 1 horses. 

Overall it was an exciting weekend of horse racing betting across the betting sites and racecourses internationally so make sure to come back to for the developments in racing news regarding the runners mentioned above.