IN A NUT­SHELL

Sunday Herald Sun - - Racing -

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

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