Scone trainer Rodney Northam’s brilliant run with his two-year-olds continued yesterday when Mi Sassy overcame a poor start to score a strong win in the Agrigrain Country Plate (800m) at Narromine.
Mi Sassy heading to the finish line Photo: www.racingphotography南京夜网.au
Northam trained Sergeant Doakes to win on his home track last Friday before backing up and winning the rich Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Yesterday that run continued to Narromine with a filly Northam said will likely be aimed at next March’s $100,000 Wellington Boot (1100m).
“I had all three of them nominated for Scone last Friday and elected to split them up into three different races and it worked out well. We won them all,” Northam said.
“We’ve got a good team of two-year-olds in at the moment and it’s exciting because you don’t know where they’re going to take you.
“Odyssey Moon will have a couple of weeks off and go to the Inglis Challenge in February, and maybe towards the Golden Slipper lead-ups.
“This filly looks like an ideal horse to try and target at the Wellington Boot. You don’t get many races worth that much for two-year-olds in the bush so it will be an aim for sure.”
Jockey Daniel Northey was praised by Northam after his winning ride yesterday, with the trainer admitting he was nervous when his home-bred filly was slow to begin and tailed out early.
But the benefit of having had a previous race start, a second at Scone over 1000m, was obvious as Mi Sassy($2.00 fav) weaved through the pack to chase down Talk Is Cheap ($3.60, Mathew Cahill) to win by a long neck.
Henny’s Harmony ($21.00, Tiffany Jeffries) was third, a further two-and-a-half lengths away.
“Daniel didn’t panic, he kept the rail and the runs came when they went around the turn and once she was in striking distance early in the straight I was confident because I knew she would be strong at the end,” Northam said.
“Having that race experience helped because she knew what she was there to do, and I was really happy to see her still have that sprint even though she was coming back in distance.”
Meanwhile, Narromine trainer Wayne Collison enjoyed a day out on his home track, scoring a race-to-race double with Manitou ($4.60 fav, Martin Haley) in the second event and Some Nights ($9.00, Ken Dunbar) in the third.
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