WALKING TALL

Jun 12, 2014

Widow’s Walk continued on her winning way when she accounted for her opposition in the Wayne Wilson Class 1 Handicap over 1200m at Doomben. Starting from barrier 1, jockey Courtney van der Werf was able to jump her cleanly, settle her just behind the pace, before pushing through a narrow gap on the rails in the run home to get up and score a strong win.

“We were very happy that she was able to win again and statistics show that only good horses can win a Class 1 at their first attempt after their Maiden win. We have always had a good opinion of her and this win only enhances that. Courtney has been riding work for us and it was good to be able to allow her the opportunity to ride her first winner in Brisbane. It is not often that you get someone with her experience that can still claim 3kgs.” Commented Chris Meagher

 

Co-trainer Dan Meagher was also very happy to saddle up another winner, saying “That was a terrific win by the filly and I think there will be quite a few more in store for her as she matures. It was especially good as my wife and mum are in the ownership, as well as our Racing Managers' wife and a couple of friends wives also. So I guess with Courtney riding her today, it was an all female affair and the girls are all happy.”

Patriarch, John Meagher (never short of a word) was also full of praise for the horse, his sons, jockey and staff. “The stable is really flying at the moment and the boys and all the staff are doing a tremendous job, especially getting this girl to win again. With any luck, her record should show 3 wins from 3 starts, but things did not go right first up and she flew home to run into the placings. On race day we are solely in the hands of the jockeys and Courtney did a great job today, taking over from Ashley (Butler), as we felt it was best to claim on her, which in the end proved to be a good move.”