IN A NUTSHELL
love affair continued with the
trained when she took her record on the gelding to six wins from six rides at Caulfield yesterday.
In fact, Inn Keeper’s only two losses have come when Meech didn’t ride him.
Inn Keeper opened at $5.50 on Thursday but an avalanche of support saw him start as a $2.35 favourite. Meech later made it a winning double when successful on another well-backed horse, IT was only last Saturday
rode his first city winner when he won on
at Flemington. He followed with his first Sandown winner on Wednesday with
and yesterday he won his first Caulfield race when successful on
“A couple of months ago I was struggling to get winners in the country, having only a 1.5 kilos claim, but to be getting these opportunities in the city it’s a great start,” King said.
The young hoop had been given permission to ride trackwork at different venues, which he said had paid off already. He rode work at Mornington last Monday and his last two winners have been for Mornington trainers — trained Egyptian Bullet and trained Riyadh.
Another apprentice who had success yesterday was
on Riordan has transferred his indentures to for a three-month trial period. The young hoop said he had enjoyed his three years with the Corstens stable but needed a change of scenery. doesn’t have fond memories of the sire of
who won the Benchmark 78 at Caulfield yesterday. Douglas, who trained him to win the Lord Stakes at Caulfield in 2008 before he went to stud, said Shark Bite was an impossible horse to handle. Recently the stallion was sold for $26,000 to a South Australian stud. Jaws Of Steel only joined
stables recently and has had three starts for him for two wins.
“He said he’d keep on improving and he’s right. I don’t know how he does it,” Douglas said. Weir has selected next month’s Swan
Linda Meech rides Inn Keeper to victory at Caulfield. Picture: GEORGE SALPIGTIDIS/AAP