THE DICE CONTINUES TO ROLL
Feb 03, 2019
Photo Courtesy of Trackside Photography
Divine Dice scored his eighth career victory when he proved too strong for his rivals in the 1200m Open TAB Handicap at Eagle Farm. Unlike his other runs where he has led, Jockey Tegan Harrison allowed Upstart Pride to go past him and settle behind that horse. It was a winning move, as turning for home he was travelling strongly and was able to kick clear half-way down the running for a decisive win.
"This guy just keeps improving all the time. He has basically gone through his classes to now be an Open winner. We were quite confident today as he ran a super race on Magic Millions day, finishing fourth and only go down by 2 lengths, over a distance he has never been tried at. Tegan rode a wonderful race, summing up the situation very well, letting the outside horse go to the lead and not getting involved in a speed battle. The important thing in the end was that she was able to just get him travelling on the bridle and he pretty much did the rest after turning for home. Our Racing Manager only paid $24,000 for him at the yearling sales and he has now won over $250k. He is owned by a great bunch of people so a big congratulations to all of them. To the staff in Brisbane, namely Andy, Brooke, Jeorge, Camillo and Sam, thanks for doing such a great job and having there horses spot on for race day." Commented Chris Meagher