Tuvalu continues to put wins on the card

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Sam Hayes
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Tuvalu wins the ‘Newmarket of the Bush.

Group 1 winner Tuvalu comes to the fore to win the 2024 Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool

News Insights

  • 6-year-old Tuvalu continues to return big race wins.
  • The latest being in the Newmarket of the Bush at Warrnambool.
  • Ran over 1200m, Tuvalu made all for jockey Fred Kersley.
  • That win has Tuvalu booked in for the Queensland Winter Carnival.

The unforgiving nature of the Australian horse racing calendar sees some of the best rides in the country having to chase wins up and down the land. 

Group 1 winner Tuvalu continually rises to that challenge however and its impressive win in Warrnambool has been noted by many racing punters and online betting sites

Having gone over 12 months without a race win, and with plenty of near misses, punters and connections would be forgiven for having lost a little faith in Tuvalu. 
The 6-year-old has been pitting its wits against some of the quickest horses in the land in 2023 and 2024 and has just come up short on a few occasions. 
However, despite plenty of weight on board, the flyer managed to hold off the field over 1200m at Warrnambool and pick up the Wangoom Handicap for trainer Lindsey Smith, a result that has alerted punters and Aussie bookmakers

Tu Good 

The strong field assembled for the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool was testament to the growing appeal of the festival across Australia. 
Dubbed the ‘Newmarket of the Bush’, having high quality horses flock to Warrnambool can only be good for the future of the sport in the area. 
Tuvalu was in no mood for making friends however, as it sped off over the 1200m trip under Fred Kersley, leaving the field in its wake and holding on for an important win. 
A Year Away 

Ultimately, whilst the thrill of racing is what appeals to owners, trainers, punters and online betting sites, not bagging a win for a while is always a tough pill to swallow. 
Being paired with some of the most exciting horses in Australia, Tuvalu has run plenty of them close but hadn’t picked up a race win prior to this since a trial triumph at Geelong in January 2023. 
To come back and show serious guts and resolve to win in a race such as this at Warrnambool is a glowing show of resilience by both Tuvalu and its connections. 
Big races ahead 

Such is the status that the Wangoom Handicap holds within Australian racing these days that the winner of the contest can go on to bigger and better challenges. 
By virtue of its win here at Warrnambool, Tuvalu has booked a place at the Queensland Winter Carnival, where it will look to build on the impressive haul of A$2 million in career prize money with many Australian horse racing betting apps
Inevitably, this step up in quality will provide a sterner challenge for Tuvalu but on this showing here in the Wangoom Handicap, nothing is impossible for the Lindsey Smith flyer.

The 2024 Warrnambool Racing Festival has been a huge success, with the Newmarket of the Bush attracting plenty of big horses from across Australia and creating traction with online betting sites and punters alike. 

Tuvalu snared the big race of the festival, winning the Wangoom Handicap, and there are high hopes for the 6-year-old through 2024 and beyond.