The Inevitable took another step towards repaying his hefty purchase price with a dominant win in the $50,000 3YO Cup at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
After jockey Siggy Carr gave him a box-seat run behind the leaders, The Inevitable raced away in the home straight to beat long odds-on favourite Gee Gee Secondover by almost two lengths.
Trainer Scott Brunton’s father David paid $100,000 for The Inevitable at the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale and he was then syndicated to a big group of owners.
“There’s not a lot of him for what he cost but he’s very good,” Brunton said.
“Most of the family on his dam’s side haven’t stayed but I’m hoping this bloke will.
“I’ll pull the shades off him now and step him out to 1600m.”
The Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) and ultimately the Tasmanian Derby (2400m) are The Inevitable’s two main goals.
Brunton said the Dundeel gelding was “a ratbag to deal with at home” and a lot of the credit for the win belonged to his partner Tegan Keys.
“She has done all the work with him,” the trainer said.
Brunton said he had been confident of winning after The Inevitable beat open-class stablemates Kenjorwood and Count Da Vinci in a private jump-out.
CRAIG NEWITT won the first two races – for the second meeting in a row – and they were a couple of handy rides.
Jack’s Choice drew barrier 11 in the opening event and landed one-out and one-back and Thewordsout drew barrier 10 in the second and settled fifth on the fence.
Newitt had to get busy on Jack’s Choice before the home turn but the Gary White-trained mare responded to his hard riding and got up to score by a half length.”
“Gary is away on holidays but he was pretty confident when I spoke to him earlier in the week,” the jockey said.
“The mare bounced into a nice spot and was really strong late.”
Newitt said he had to talk trainer Tammy Mollross into running Thewordsout, who was on a seven-day backup.
“I thought he could win going on his last run and I rang for the ride,” the jockey said.
After his gun run, Thewordsout came around the three leaders on the home turn and raced clear to score by almost two lengths.
BRIGHTON trainer Stephen Lockhart got some consolation for recent bad luck when Shady Hustle won the Maiden Plate at only her second start.
Lockhart won two races in a row last month with promising mare Fiveandfurther but unfortunately she bowed a tendon and is unlikely to race again.
Shady Hustle, ridden by Ryan Bishop, enjoyed a nice run midfield before coming four wide on the home turn and charging away for an impressive win.