Enormous win for mare with a big kick at Mur’bah track
SKY Racing's Gary Kliese was waxing lyrical after the Matt Dunn trained I'm Adamant came away from the field to score easily on Tuesday at Murwillumbah in the 1530m MR Sales Cup, a Benchmark 50 handicap.
"That was an enormous win for a lightly raced mare who had to work early and still had a big kick on the line," the racing host told My Daily News.
"The way she kicked-off, after leading all the way was beautiful to watch.
"They're going to be having a bit of fun with her when she gets up to around 1800 metres, quite a bit of fun.
"She was the best thing I saw in the yard all day, beautifully prepared, and it was a masterful ride too."
The five length victory established a Murwillumbah class record.
Trained on-course, the five-year-old mare was piloted by Glen Colless, who together with trainer Matt Dunn had provided the winning combination in the previous race, a Class three affair over 1010m, taken out by Caldetes.
The same race also threw up one of those statistical quirks occasionally seen in racing.
The first six runners finished in the order of their saddlecloths, numbers one through to six.
Yesterday's meeting was conducted under balmy winter skies on a good track, with about a thousand patrons in attendance over the course of the afternoon.
"It's not often it happens up this way, but we've got a dry track on our hands," Tweed River Jockey Club secretary-manager Rachael Elliott said.
"It's been a very well attended meeting for a Tuesday, and it's been a great day for local racing after so much wet weather."