The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - RAY THOMAS

STAR ap­pren­tice Jean Van Over­meire rode his first Syd­ney Sat­ur­day win­ner in more than five months aboard See You Soon at Royal Rand­wick yes­ter­day.

Van Over­meire broke his right leg and an­kle in a track­work mishap that kept him side­lined for four months but his come­back gained mo­men­tum after his win in the Kirkham Plate (1000m).

In an ex­cit­ing fin­ish, See You Soon ($8), who was bred in France to south­ern hemi­sphere time, ran down Dame Giselle ($10) to win by a short­head with En­dorse ($6.50) more than two lengths away third.

See You Soon, trained by Jean Dubois, had a bar­rier trial just four days ear­lier but Van Over­meire said he felt the filly would be com­pet­i­tive on de­but.

“On Tues­day, Jean told me he would like to run See You Soon (to­day) so don’t do too much on her,” Van Over­meire said. “The trial was more about ed­u­cat­ing her and I felt I had a lot of horse un­der­neath me. I was qui­etly con­fi­dent com­ing into this race.’’

Van Over­meire said it wasn’t un­til he got See You Soon to the out­side that he felt the filly could run down her ri­vals.

“To be hon­est, as soon as I pulled her out into clear air, she ac­cel­er­ated nicely but it wasn’t un­til I passed a cou­ple with 150m to go when she re­ally let go,’’ he said. “She ran through the line very strongly.’’

Dubois said he will give See You Soon her op­por­tu­nity in the $1 mil­lion Golden Gift (1100m) on Novem­ber 9.

Pic­ture: AAP

Not long back rid­ing after break­ing a leg in a fall, Jean Van Over­meire scores on See You Soon.

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