Under The Louvre After The Goodwood – Stradbroke Double

April 19, 2016

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 www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Under The Louvre After The Goodwood – Stradbroke Double

Robert Smerdon’s smart stallion Under The Louvre will chase a Group 1 interstate double over the coming months with plans to run in Adelaide’s The Goodwood as a lead-up to the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane.

Under The Louvre

Three-time Group 1 placegetter Under The Louvre returns to racing in Saturday’s Bel Esprit Stakes 2016 at Caulfield. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

From three Group 1 assignments to date the five-year-old son of Excellent Art has three top three placings, but is yet to win at elite level.

His maiden top level run was at Caulfield in February of 2015 when runner-up to Shamal Wind in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

He then travelled to Morphettville Racecourse in South Australia later that year for a third to Flamberge in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m), the $500,000 feature run on May 21 this season and on the agenda again for Under The Louvre.

Smerdon is also looking to take his galloper to Queensland during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival chasing success in the state’s richest race, the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) running at Eagle Farm on June 11.

“The plan is he’ll go to the Goodwood in two weeks and then he’ll go to Brisbane,” Smerdon told the media this week.

The horse’s last Group 1 run was on September 26 last spring where he finished just a long-neck away third behind Stratum Star in a blanket finish in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

This weekend Under The Louvre returns to racing and returns to the Caulfield track for the eighth time.

He has to date won two of his eight Caulfield runs, also finishing second four times and third once in the Sir Rupert Clarke.

Last seen crossing fourth to Famous Seamus at Sandown-Hillside in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) in mid-November, the $665,900 earner has a solid first-up record (5-2-1-0) heading into his campaign kick-off on Saturday.

Smerdon has Under The Louvre racing in the $120,000 Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) where he is allocated the 60kg top weight.

Despite the kilos, Smerdon is confident the Bel Esprit is the right race to get the horse’s latest preparation underway before his trip to Morphettville.

“There was another option in Adelaide (on Saturday) but we always thought we’d run here and then head to the Goodwood,” the trainer said.

“He’s forward enough to win first-up because he’s had the [two] trials.

“He ran really well last year in the Goodwood. That’s where he’s at so he has to keep running at this level.”

Futures The Goodwood betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is currently led by the Darren Weir-trained Perth expat Black Heart Bart ($5.50) who ran a brave second to Gai Waterhouse’s filly English at Randwick in last Saturday’s Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

Three horses then following in the all-in The Goodwood odds at $7.50 with Ciaron Maher’s consistent filly Petits Filous, upset Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback and Under The Louvre.

Smerdon chases a third The Goodwood win having prepared previous winners Bomber Bill (2003) and Lone Rock (2011).

He has had two previous runners in the Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane without success, but is out to chance that this winter with Under The Louvre a $26 roughie in the markets led by Malaguerra ($4.60).

Mark Zahra returns to the saddle of Under The Louvre in the Bel Esprit Stakes this weekend.

To back Under The Louvre over his campaign at the best horse racing odds, visit Ladbrokes.com.au now where first time depositing players only need to quote the code BETBONUS to enjoy up to $500 in bonuses!

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

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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