It Is always testing for a horse to progress from a maiden class win to getting the BM64 out of the way. Many horses don’t get there and battle away at BM58 class for their entire career. Yesterday at Bendigo, this titanium tough mare, did exactly this in fairly dominant fashion. She put in some lickety-split sectionals on the way as well with the fastest 1000 sectional of the meeting.
Jumping well Jordan Childs showed great judgement by settling her down with some cover rather than take them on up front. She copped a couple bumps getting out round the bend but didn’t let that stop her as she got some clear air, pinned her ears back and gobbled them up to win going away. There were some pretty big wraps on some in the field but this didn’t bother our girl who showed them her quickly disappearing hind end. She is still learning her craft and we reckon there’s a heap of improvement in her yet
Team Sell have got this girl flying. Once again that individual attention and horsemanship is showing why Mick, Mel and team are starting to achieve what we always knew was lurking behind the handicap of a previous lack of quality horses in the stable. With the best team of horses they have ever had, the results have been astounding with 4 wins and 2 placings from 15 starts this season, that’s a 27% win percentage. To do this at less the half the cost of the “big boys” is astounding value for money.
The ownership group have made some big bucks from River Lee over the last month. Heaps of credit goes to the Scully’s who believed in and stuck with this girl when she wasn’t performing in he last stable. They are wonderful owners with the 3 half sisters now in our stable.
You would think that with the determination this girl shows in her racing, competitive city class racing is no pipe dream for River Lee. We can’t wait to get her half sisters into work and see if they can match big sister’s efforts.