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

Premiership winning jockey Craig Williams is keen to test out German import Articus in the Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams is keen to team up with Articus, above, in the Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey Craig Williams is keen to team up with Articus, above, in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Williams will be having his first ride on the Darren Weir trained Articus and is hoping his experience of riding European horses will give him some advantage when he teams up with the six year old.

“Articus being a European horse gives me a really good head start, as I’m using to riding over in Europe, and Japanese horses,” Williams told racing.com.

“So it gives me a good opportunity and a good understanding before I ride them.

“Luckily Darren Weir’s stable has given me a ride in the Dato’.

“Looking forward to it – he’s starting off his preparation.”

Articus is stepping up to 1600m second up after finishing a first up fifth in a 1500m Handicap at The Valley on August 26 and a win in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes will make him exempt from the ballot for the Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 28.

As well as nominating Articus for the Cox Plate, Weir has also entered him in the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on September 30 and in the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

At his first run in Australia Articus finished thirteenth in the 2016 Caulfield Cup for leading German trainer Andreas Wohler and since being transferred to Weir has won once from four starts in a 1800m Flemington Handicap in May this year.

Articus has drawn nicely at barrier two in the eleven horse Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field and is listed as a $12 chance at Ladbrokes.com.au who have the Lindsay Park trained He’s Our Rokkii as the $3.50 favourite.

Articus’ stablemate Star Exhibit is on the second line of betting at $5.50 ahead of the two Kiwi mares Lizzie L’Amour at $7 and Bonneval at $8.

He’s Our Rokkii has drawn the rails with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle and will have benefitted from his first up fourth to Hartnell in the Group 2 $200,000 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 19.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. joanns coupons

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks!

  2. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too fantastic. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great site.|

  3. this website

    We stumbled over here different web address and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking over your web page repeatedly.|

  4. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously think this site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the information!|

  5. security officers

    Very interesting subject, regards for posting.

  6. seo vancouver

    Perfect piece of work you have done, this internet site is really cool with excellent information.

  7. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?|

  8. stock market toronto

    I truly appreciate this article post. Want more.

  9. bigger website

    I read this post fully regarding the resemblance of
    hottest and earlier technologies, it’s amazing article.

  10. lucky patcher for ios download

    You’re totally right! I liked looking through this and I will come back for more immediately. My internet site is about download lucky patcher apk, you can take a glance if you happen to be interested in this.

  11. website

    Say, you got a nice article.Really thank you! Will read on

  12. zDfAhcCNOVmGfK

    It’а†s really a cool and useful piece of info. I’а†m happy that you shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Computer Desks

    Thanks-a-mundo for the article. Awesome.

  14. Barstools

    It`s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you just shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. เลิกบุหรี่

    My brother recommended I might like this website. He was entirely right.
    This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time
    I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  16. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out some additional information.|

  17. 3i-networks

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  18. phones encapsulate

    Hi to every one, it’s in fact a fastidious for me to visit this site, it
    includes precious Information.

  19. callus remover

    It as hard to find educated people on this topic, but you seem like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

  20. Umanizzare

    It’s very simple to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this paragraph at this site.|

  21. limpia suelos

    It as actually a great and useful piece of info. I am happy that you just shared this helpful tidbit with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Sripatum university

    written article. I all make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of

  23. Umanizzare presidios

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!|

  24. Dog Perfume

    Really enjoyed this blog.Really thank you! Really Cool.


  1. ambeien ringan - cara meredakan ambeien sangat sangat membantu sekali
  2. Kondiloma Pada Pria DiBanjarnegara - Gambar Penyakit Jengger Ayam DiDeiyai Segera Hubungi No. Hp 081632231150 (Sms/Wa/Telp).

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *