Scary Ferri wins Gunnedah maiden at Riverside for Tamworth trainer

The Scary Ferri and Jackson Murphy return to scale after winning the first race on Somerton Cup race day at Gunnedah.

The Scary Ferri and Jackson Murphy return to scale after winning the first race on Somerton Cup race day at Gunnedah.

THE SCARY Ferri sparkled on debut for his new stable in the first race of Somerton Cup day at Gunnedah’s Riverside racecourse on Thursday.

The former Wagga Wagga-trained three-year-old filly powered home to register a three quarter length win from Make Some Moolah with Bowie’s Babe a head away in the Oaktree Retirement Villages Gunnedah Maiden Plate (1000m).

The Scary Ferri had been unplaced at her three runs down south but won on debut for Tamworth trainer Cody Morgan today.

Margaret Callaughan and her sister June Baker own and race the filly and Margaret Callaughan was on hand to watch the successful change of stable and locality.

“That’s what we were hoping for,” Yass’ Margaret Callaughan said.

She and her Sydney-based sister have sent half a dozen horses to Cody Morgan.

1.5kg claiming apprentice Jackson Murphy rode the filly and was also delighted with the run.

“That was a great run but she’s still a bit green,” Jackson Murphy said.

Cody Morgan agreed.

“We put winkers on her today but she paraded poorly so we’ll take them off next start,” Cody Morgan said.

“That was her first run for me,” he confirmed.

“That was good to get a winner for them.”

He’s hoping to have similar results with the rest of the horses they have entrusted to him.

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