MINIMOS showed his liking for Tamworth when he surged late to win yesterday’s Yellowglen Benchmark 65 Handicap (1600m) at Tamworth.
The chestnut four-year-old gelding, trained at Walcha by co-owner George Woodward, won his third start from his last four runs at Tamworth when a half length winner from Sue Grills’ Border Flight.
Greg Ryan rode Minimos, a son of Mossman.
“He’s a good jockey,” Woodward said of Ryan who was boxed in at one stage and looking like he was going nowhere.
“He (Minimos) had a pretty good finish though. And he loves Tamworth. The track’s a credit to them (Tamworth Jockey Club). The track is fantastic.”
TJC deputy chairman Ian Binney said the lack of any frosts had helped.
Woodward said frosts had also been few and far between at Walcha too.
“I can’t believe it, we’ve only had three or four,” he said.
Minimos, he said, could go to Newcastle next start with another of his stable.
“But we might come back here too,” he said.
Woodward said his work rider, Juanita, deserved much of the credit for Minimos’ win.
“She does all the work, runs the stable for me,” he said.