Thankfully a great ride and terrific determination by the horse secured a second career win, when railing for victory in the Tasco Petroleum BM64 Handicap over 1400m.
A natural on speed galloper, Daniel hatched a plan with Laura Lafferty to lead around the tight circuit. But after missing the start, he explained that Laura had to revert to Plan B.
“Yes the plan was to lead and win, but that went out the window early, thankfully Laura didn’t panic and settled into a nice rhythm out the back.”
It was a brilliant ride and despite being put under pressure from the 600m to improve, Daniel was impressed with how the horse responded.
“Local knowledge helped Laura, she knew going wide wouldn’t help, cutting the corner and keeping momentum was needed. To the horse’s credit he still had to pick up and did so very impressively.”
The 4YO son of Magnus is still learning, but Daniel believes with time he can eventually make it to mid-week level.
“We will look for a similar race, maybe even check the calendar for a race in Adelaide. I think he can make it to mid-week Melbourne level, but that might not be until next preparation. He still does a few things wrong as we seen on Sunday.”
Congratulations to all his owners Steve, Mark, Harry, Frank, Domenic, Chris, Chris, Luke and Chris.