Cullens First Meddle does the damage again
After taking 25 starts to register her first win, Cullens First Meddle has gone back-to-back at Addington tonight in the Show Day Futurity Consolation in emphatic fashion, winning by 7.5 lengths. Able to find the lead very early off the gate, driver Gavin Smith was again able to dominate off the top, applying the pressure from the 800m and once again she has run her rivals into the ground.
"I didn't realise she had that much gatespeed", reflected Gavin after the race. "I actually thought Dexter would have come off for a look, but we got there easily and from there they let us dominate."
It was a very delighted looking part owner Warwick Sparks after the race, stunned really at what his 4yr old mare had just done.
"I'm used to my horses winning by narrow margins and getting quite excited, but this is something quite different. Its a bit hard to cheer when they are clear by such a big margin!"
Warwick was heaping all the praise the way of his driver. "He's done a great job Gavin," said Warwick. She's been a real work in progress this mare and I think that when Gavin is sitting behind her she is left in no doubt who the boss is."
The full trip tonight was a very good 3.13.7, a 1.59.8 mile rate for the 2600m. With the final 800m in 57.4 and 28.3, there were few running on behind her. The one exception was stablemate Windfall and Johnny, getting home well after being pocketed four back throughout. Her run was a much improved effort and more like the type of ability she has shown at home. Look for her getting back into a maiden race next time.
Cullens First Meddle - job done and win two of her career
All in all it was not a bad night for the stable runners:
Bite The Bullet was a huge run for third in race 3 after doing a power of work in the running. He is well due his winning turn. Donegal Jimmy Dave was a very good 4th behund Field Marshall after being forced wide over the last 600m. He stuck to his task well, while Music got home good after getting right out of his ground early off the gate. Dalness Xchange was a much improved run for 4th in the last for Matty Purvis after looming as a distinct winning chance at the 200m.
Posted: Thu 10 Dec 2015