Markets opened for McDonald's return

Sydney jockey James McDonald is in demand from trainers and punters are sure to follow suit when he returns to the saddle at Warwick Farm on Wednesday after completing his disqualification for wagering.

Sportsbet has priced McDonald at $2.50 to take the 2018/19 Sydney Jockey Premiership and the bookmaker has him at $4.50 to win on his first ride back on Wednesday and $3.50 to ride a double or better.

There are eight Group 1 races left in the season and the bookmaker has McDonald at $5.00 to win one of those  Group 1'sbefore the new season starts on August 1. McDonald is also $21 to ride The Everest (1200m) at Randwick in October winner and $51 to win the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

“J-Mac has been back at the track for the last six weeks riding trackwork and trials. He’s keen and hungry for wins and as evidenced by his book of rides at Warwick Farm. The big name trainers, like Chris Waller, will support him, so winners should come quickly, ’’ said’s Ella Zampatti.

Markets courtesy of

James McDonald Specials

$2.50   To win the 2018/19 Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
$3.50   To ride 2 or more winners at Warwick Farm on Wednesday
$4.50   First ride back to be a winner
$5.00   To ride a Group 1 Winner this season
$10      To ride 5 or more Group 1 winners in the 2018/19 season
$21      To win The Everest in 2018
$51      To win the Melbourne Cup in 2018