Tested and Passed

Jun 12, 2013

Mr Testa proved too strong in winning the Winning Edge Presentation Benchmark 80 over 1500m on a heavy track at Eagle Farm today.

Perfectly ridden by Ryan Wiggins, the son of Testa Rossa jumped quickly and settled nicely behind the leaders before pulling out in the straight to score a comfortable win on the line.

“He has been a bridesmaid so many times it is great to see him breakthrough. He has had some issues in the past but definitely has the ability when he is right. He ran a terrific race at the Sunshine Coast last start but injured his eye in running, so we had to back off him a little and change his work routine to keep him on target for today.” said Dan Meagher from Meagher Racing.

It was the 6 year old geldings 4th win from 27 starts and the first for over 2 years, with injury problems plaguing him for a considerable time. Overcoming them has been time consuming and credit must go to the owners for their perseverance.