Feb 12, 2018
Race-favourite Californiagrandcru broke through for a first career win in the $27,000 Racing.com Maiden Plate (2550m) at Racing.com Park on February 8.
Jockey Michael Dee sat patiently towards the rear of the field on the three-year-old son of Sebring and produced a lovely run late down the middle of the track for a 0.75 length victory over Hegemon.
“Mr Snowden said let him find his feet and get him to relax and hopefully riding him that way, he’ll show a turn of foot, and yeah, riding him that he actually showed a turn of foot,” explained Dee.
“It was a smooth ride. Michael did exactly what we asked. The horse relaxed, had plenty of time and space to work his way in to the race and hit the winning line nicely.
“He’s still a little immature and will take benefit from today’s win,” added co-trainer Peter Snowden.
Words: Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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