LUKE Mitchell moved to Tamworth about 15 months ago from Port Macquarie.
Yesterday it paid off for the electrical contractor when Keepa Coming literally kept coming to run down Romulyn and record a half length win in the Carlton Mid Maiden Handicap (1000m).
It was the four-year-old chestnut son of Dr Green’s first win in four starts.
“I’ve only got two in work,” Mitchell said after yesterday’s breakthrough win.
“I’ve got a little filly. I bred her too but didn’t start her today.”
Mitchell moved to Tamworth for “personal reasons”, one of which was the death of good mate Gordon Elliott last year.
“He was best man at my wedding 30 years ago ,” he said.
The late Gordon Elliott was a part-owner of Keepa Coming who was saved from the doggers, along with dam Starspotting, by another owner, Mike Ellis.
Now in Tamworth with Mitchell, he is furnishing into a nice type.
“There’s a lot of improvement in him,” Mitchell said.
“His run last week (third to Highway Child) was extremely good.”
Keepa Coming also has something about him, said Mitchell, who admits to being busy with his electrical contracting.
“But he (Keepa Coming) keeps me busier.
“He’s a funny horse.
“A real pain the backside but I wouldn’t swap him for anything.
“He will progress and will get over a bit of distance.”