Two stables broke long droughts during Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival early on Thursday, highlighting the competitiveness of the three-day event.
When two-year-old filly Splendoronthegrass ($10) made a successful debut over 1200 metres, she became the first horse prepared by Lindsay Park to win at Warrnambool during the carnival since Quite Famous in 2009.
The David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig combination had prepared 11 minor placegetters from 40 starters before the victory of Splendoronthegrass.
“I must say it’s a bit of a relief to get a winner,” said co-trainer Ben Hayes.
Jamie Kah guided Splendoronthegrass to success, her fourth win of the 2019 May Racing Carnival.
“That was a really super win first-up, she did everything right,” Kah said.
“We didn’t have a lot of room so we had to switch back to the inside, she had to stop-start a few times so she’s done a really big job to get up.”
Article written by Carl Di lorio
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