Jul 30, 2015
Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography
Revitalise, after a freshen up, turned around his recent form by winning the Access Insulation BM0-70 Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Ridden by Brad Stewart, the son of Bel Esprit was positioned nicely mid field from the outset before gaining a run after turning for home to run over his rivals for what in the end was a soft win.
"It has been a frustrating day, as we had three seconds, so it was just terrific to see this bloke get up and show us what he is made of. The owners have shown tremendous faith in him and he was probably at the crossroads today, so we are very happy for them and are thankful for their patience. There is no doubt that this horse has ability, its just that he has a mind of his own and does not necessarily show it on race day. Quite a bit of credit for this win goes to our senior track rider, Andy Kermond, who has done a huge amount of work with him." Commented Dan Meagher
Co Trainer, Chris Meagher, who was back at the stables and watched the race on TV was also delighted. " We have done quite a bit of work with this guy and changed things around considerably as far as his work goes. So it was terrific to see that pay off and him get the chocolates, especially for the owners."
"After three seconds it was gratifying to finally get a winner, albeit, having to wait for the last race of the day. All of our horses are going really well and are a credit to the boys and our staff, who toil arduously every day, under difficult circumstances with the redevelopment taking place at Eagle Farm. This horse has been a bit of an enigma his whole career and not really showed his true potential, especially considering what his half brother, Fawkner, has done. So we are really pleased for the owners, who have been extremely patient and allowed us the time to get him back into the winners stall." Commented John Meagher