Great ef­fort by ‘ beau­ti­ful bloke’

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - MATT JONES

MOSS Trip de­fied the early rac­ing pat­tern at Royal Rand­wick to knuckle down and win in a photo fin­ish from Dyslexic.

The Snow­den-trained filly was third-last at the 600m and jockey Kerrin McEvoy de­cided to get go­ing and make a longer run than usual yes­ter­day.

The Moss­man three-yearold re­sponded and kept com­ing down the out­side. She looked like she’d win by half a length but the tough run took its toll in the clos­ing stages as she got the head bob over Dyslexic.

“She missed the start,’’ McEv- oy said. “She laid back in the gates which was why she be­gan slowly. I was a long way back so I had to get go­ing into the race and she did it the hard way.’’

Co-trainer Peter Snow­den con­ceded he was wor­ried half­way through the race be­cause she had a big job in front of her.

“I wasn’t that con­fi­dent (up the rise) be­cause she did a lot of work to get there and I was a bit wor­ried about her sus­tain­ing that gal­lop, so full credit to the horse,” he said.

Moss Trip will be sent to Bris­bane for a race dur­ing the win­ter car­ni­val.

Pop­u­lar TV weath­er­man Tim Bai­ley is a part-owner of Moss Trip.

“This bloke ... is such a pro­fes­sional, beau­ti­ful bloke,’’ Bai­ley said of Peter Snow­den. “He has given an enor­mous amount of peo­ple an enor­mous amount of joy. You’ve been bloody fan­tas­tic.”

Kerrin McEvoy on Moss Trip.

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