A WALK IN THE RAIN
Jun 19, 2015
Widows Walk showed she has a liking for softer tracks, with an impressive win in the Bundberg Distilling Co BM70 Handicap over 1200m at Doomben. After looking a beaten conveyance at the 800m mark she gathered herself and under the urgings of jockey Brad Stewart, stormed home from the rear of the field to record a 2 length win.
"It was great to get a win on the board as we were a bit unlucky earlier in the day with Mimi Amara,who finished second. This mare has done a good job, she tries her heart out every time she steps out and today showed she has a real liking for softer ground. It was even more pleasing as mum, my wife, our racing managers' wife and a couple of wives of long time stable clients race her, so it keeps all the girls happy. Judging by the way she won, there will be more wins in store for her and we will more than likely keep her to softer tracks." Commented Dan Meagher
Chris Meagher, who watched the race from from the stables, was full of praise for his charger, who won in his favourite racing colours. "It was a terrific win and Brad rode her a treat, allowing her to get comfortable in the going. I thought we were in a bit of trouble at to 800m mark, as she looked to be going backwards, but to her credit she just found another gear when Brad asked her turning for home and she finished the race off extreme well. Usually we don't like it when it rains but from now on we will be happy if it does when she is in."
"It was a good day for the stable with a first and a second from two runners and a welcome change of luck for this mare who has been pretty close in all of her starts this prep. It was the heaviest I have seen Doomben, but I was pretty confident she would get through the ground and run well. The girls race her but she is owned by Basil Nolan of Raheen Stud, so it would be nice to win a Saturday race with her to boost her value as she is very well bred. Judging by that run she is definitely capable of doing so. Full credit to the boys and all our staff who are doing a terrific job under difficult conditions." commented family patriarch John Meagher.