Rodd Back on Portelli’s Trail

July 25, 2011

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Rodd Back on Portelli’s Trail

The combination that landed trainer Gary Portelli the Group One Railway Stakes in New Zealand last year will be reunited in this Saturday’s Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.

Michael Rodd will team up with Gold Trail in Saturday’s feature event for the first time since he partnered the horse in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last year.

Since returning from England, Gold Trail has had just two runs, a fourth in the Chief De Beers Handicap at Doomben during the winter carnival and a disappointing fifth in the Monash Stakes at Caulfield.

Portelli was critical of Craig Newitt’s ride on his horse in the Monash, and has made the decision to go back to Michael Rodd.

“I don’t like making excuses but he should have been faster in the lead,” Portelli said.

“He (Newitt) probably just cuddled him a bit too much and everything had a chance to beat him from behind. Michael Rodd gets back on it in the Bletchingly at Caulfield. He knows the horse and what it is capable of.”

Portelli also confirmed that Gold Trail had pulled up well from his last start and should be in peak fitness by the time the Bletchingly rolls around.

Gold Trail, who was fourth in the Krisflyer International Sprint in Hong Kong last year has received another invitation to this year’s race, however Portelli believes that is not a viable option at this stage.

“He has been invited to Singapore, but I don’t think he’ll have any form on the board leading up to it unfortunately,” Portelli said.

“They would have to invite him based on his run there last year.”

The Warwick Farm trainer has also welcomes back Somepin Anypin to his stables ahead of the spring carnival.

The son of Pins won three of his five starts before being spelled after he finished well down the track in the Hobartville Stakes in February.

“He’s been in pre-training at his owners place for about six weeks. He will be back for the end of the Sydney spring and then hopefully into the Melbourne carnival,” Portelli said.

“He is a restricted grade horse and ne needs to earn his stripes to get his rating up so he can get into some of the good races.”

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Galaxy Final Field: Jungl...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final Field: She Will Reign draws barrier 1

Last year’s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has drawn barrier one in the...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff&#...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff’s Edge draws the rails in capacity field

Front running colt Cliff’s Edge has drawn the rails in the capacity field for...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field: 5 rivals for Winx

Super mare Winx will only have five rivals when she lines up for her...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field