May 30, 2014

Widow’s Walk broke her Maiden status at Doomben with and easy win in the 1110m Powerade Fillies and Mares Maiden Plate. Ridden by Ashley Butler and starting a $2.70 equal favourite, the nicely bred daughter of Not A Single Doubt jumped quickly and sat outside the leader, before taking control half way down the straight to record an impressive win.
“After having no luck at her first start, where we felt she was a certainty beaten, we were very confident going into this race. She is still leaning and does a few things wrong in her races, so we instructed Ashley to just jump and keep her out of trouble. To be honest we did not expect her to be sitting outside the leader, but Ash accessed things well after the gates opened and had her travelling comfortably, which was perfect in the end. It was also great to give Ashley the opportunity to ride his first city winner since becoming a full- fledged jockey, as he continues to do quite a bit of track work for us since completing his apprenticeship.” Commented Dan Meagher
Chis Meagher was all smiles after the race, saying “It was wonderful to see a horse win again in those colours. They were last worn by Gegabar, who was a grand jumper that Dad trained about 15-20 years ago. This filly has had a few problems along the way but she has always shown she had ability, so it was fantastic to see her run like that. What made the win more special was the fact that she is raced by Mum, Dan’s wife Sabrina, Dave’s wife Lynne, Louise and Petra and it is always important to keep the ladies happy.”