THE HAMMER COMES DOWN

Nov 30, 2013

Striking chestnut gelding Hammersmith franked his form last preparation by winning the K & R Plumbing Caroma Class 1 Handicap over 1100m in authorative fashion at Ipswich.

Jockey Michael McKenzie was able to sit the son of The Hammer in second position, where he settled nicely in clear running. After turning for home he then let him have his head and he gathered up the leader and won easily.

“We were confident he would run well today, but it was steaming hot and he became quite stirred up on the way to the track and prior to the race, so it was a very good win considering he did not handle the weather conditions. It was also great to see his owners Fran and Ken here today and as Ken has not been feeling the best of late, hopefully this will help to pick him up.” Commented Chris Meagher.

“His trial form leading into today has been excellent, as has his work so it was good to see him carry that to the racetrack. He is a big strong horse who is still learning and will only improve as he gets it all together. He will have a very short let up now and should come back better than ever.” Said Dan Meagher