The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

DAMIAN Browne had to seek out­side help in find­ing the right sad­dle to part­ner the heav­ily weighted Crack Me Up at Doomben yes­ter­day.

Liam Birch­ley’s de­ci­sion to re­sume in the Benchmark 85 and not use a claim left Crack Me Up 63kg to carry.

“I don’t know how these lit­tle blokes carry these bloody big things,” Browne (pic­tured below) said.

“Ev­ery bit of gear I had was bor­rowed.

“Ron­nie Ste­wart prob­a­bly uses this one to ride 57kg, so I thought that would be about right for me to ride the 63kg.”

Crack Me Up turned in a slash­ing re­turn, com­ing from the back to grab sec­ond be­hind Brook­lyn Storm.

“It was a super run,” Browne said.

The only other time Browne has rid­den a horse with 63kg was Gher­ar­dini at Caloun­dra in last De­cem­ber.

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