EANIE Meanie debuted in impressive fashion for Mary and Fred Moses at Gunnedah’s Riverside Racecourse on Saturday.
The four-year-old gelding romped to a three and a half length win in the CMI Electrical 4YO+ Maiden Handicap (1200m) for Scone apprentice Courtney van der Werf.
“He travelled well. I had the perfect spot,” van der Werf told Mary and Fred Moses after the son of Tiger Hill stopped the clock at 1min 10.88secs.
It was her 17th win of the HNWRA season and Mary Moses’s first as a trainer for more than 15 years.
“That’s her first win since she started again,” Fred Moses said of his wife who had trained numerous winners earlier on before family considerations ended that first term.
She now has two in work at Scone but is preparing to increase that number shortly.
“She’s bought a truck,” Moses said.
Eanie Meanie is out of a Strategic mare, Incheck.
“She’s had two to race now and both are winners,” Moses said.
When asked if he was the trainer by one of the Gunnedah Jockey Club committee who was holding one of the big half hams that accompany the winning cheque, he replied he wasn’t.
“I’m the owner but my wife’s the trainer so I suppose I can take that ham,” he laughed as his wife led the winner around the saddling enclosure and then off to the swabbing box.