Top day for Tavistock

 
Top day for Tavistock4 Jul 2020

Tavistock filly Walking Flying will go for a deserved break after completing a hat-trick of wins in outstanding fashion at Flemington this afternoon.

The filly lumped 60kg to victory in the TAB Silver Bowl Series Final under a fine ride from Jamie Mott, who also partnered the filly in her previous two successes.

“She’s in fantastic form and she’s done a great job as she’s been up a long time. It was a very good ride by Jamie, who had to be patient and found the gaps,” co-trainer Ben Hayes said.

“He’s got a great relationship with her and can stay on her as long as he wants if he keeps riding her like that. She might be looking for the paddock now and we’ll try and get some black type later on.”

Bred by The Sunlight Trust, Walking Flying was a AU$120,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduate from the Maluka Thoroughbreds draft.

Johnny Get Angry had earlier earned further black type honours for Tavistock when the two-year-old finished third in the Listed Taj Rossi Final at just his second start.

He was the first runner produced by AFL coaching legend Denis Pagan and was sent out at odds of 100-1.

“You can’t beat good luck, can you? He was held up for a while and when he got out he was terrific,” Pagan said.

“It really gives us a positive outlook for the future and there’s an 1800 metre race for him in a fortnight.

“It’s early days yet and he’s run third so you can’t get too carried away, but it’s exciting to have my first runner at Flemington and just like playing my first game of footy.”

Topping a productive day at Flemington for Tavistock was Victoria Star who ran third in the Listed Winter Championship Final.

Closer to home, Tavi Mac added to his tidy record when he successfully resumed at Te Rapa.

The Tavistock four-year-old beat his Rating 89 rivals for the sixth win of his nine-start career.

Tavi Mac is trained by Allan Sharrock for the McCullum family, who co-bred the gelding.