Great effort by ‘ beautiful bloke’
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.