Talented 5YO SEE ME FLY did just that on Saturday flying around the home turn under a great ride from Liam Riorden to claim his maiden metropolitan win and 4th win of his career to date
After two strong trials in the lead up to this race he went into his first-up assignment in good order and looking to break a run of 3 minor first-up placings. Saturday's BM70 metro race was one of his toughest assignments to date but a smart ride by Liam Riorden sealed the deal as the pair both claimed their maiden metropolitan.
WHATCH REPLAY: https://www.racing.com/form/2017-09-30/mornington/race/5
The win was his 4th from only 15 starts and his successes included defeat of subsequent Group 1 performer Mr Sneaky so the talented has always been there. Two wins in succession last campaign signalled he was a horse to follow before a couple of issues brought last campaign to a premature end. A good break, maturity and patience have all combined to produce a very impressive first up win.
Winning first-up was always going to be a big ask, however, he was given a great ride by Liam Riorden who took his opportunity to claim his first metro win.
After the race Liam had this to say; "He jumped well, and we sat off the speed and travelled really strongly. I let him stride forwarded under his own steam and we hit the front at the top of the straight. He was just too strong today. He's come back in terrific order".
Simon Zahra said "12 months ago he beat a horse that ran 2nd in a Group 1 on Sunday. So thats where this horse is at, he can gradually get through to better class. He's obviously come back in great order and it's a credit to everyone involved."
Congratulations to a terrific owner group including Julie O'Connor, Brett Bradley, Neil Werret, Paul Marshall and Garry Wilcox who made it 2 wins in 3 days when See The Night also won on Monday.
Congradulations: Julie O'Connor, Patrick & Anthony Crabb, Craig Walden, Charlie Hosking, Patrick O'Donnell, Drew Prescott, Brett Bradley, Werrett Bloodstock Syndicate (Neil Werrett), Paul Marshall, Garry Wilcox, David Comerford