From barrier 8, Declan Bates pushed his mount straight to the lead where he maintained a strong gallop. With the passing of each furlong, it looked as if Begood Toya Mother was getting more and more comfortable. In the home straight, several Group performed horses loomed up to beat Begood Toya Mother, but one after the other, the gelding beat them off to win going away by 1.5 lengths.
This race was over the sprint trip of 1200m; however, the way Begood Toya Mother won indicates he will be more than comfortable over a little bit further in the coming weeks. This was the first black-type race this gelding has competed in, and he won with such authority that he now will no doubt be aimed at bigger races in the coming weeks. This also was the first win for the stable in Group or Listed races. The stable certainly has come a long way in our five years of training and to win a race like this, makes it all well worthwhile.
Congratulations to all the owners of this horse. We indeed are on a journey that has a long way to go - but after six wins in a row, we can take a minute to reflect on just how far we have come. Well done also to Declan Bates on the absolute perfect ride. Declan knows this horse so well, and he really gave nothing else in the race a chance. Stay tuned for updates regarding our stable star!