Heading in the right direction

12 / 09 / 2017 Article by: Editor
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A first starter showed he could become a more than capable galloper by overcoming difficulties to score a brave win at Devonport on Sunday.

Mr. West gave rider Troy Baker an uncomfortable sit when his saddle shifted backward just after the start of the race.

Co-trainer Imogen Miller was happy and relieved after the race. “I thought he toughed it out pretty good, when Troy got back and we saw where the saddle was, that obviously wasn’t easy and made Troy’s job a little more difficult, so yeah, he did a nice job,” Miller said. “He didn’t have it easy, headed coming around the home turn, and he fought on really well.”

Prior to his run, Mr. West had trialled well on the grass in Hobart but the transfer of the meeting to Devonport held no fears for Miller.

“He drew near the inside, so he was going to be able to jump and put himself in a nice position. It’s always a bit of a query, first start, first try on the synthetic but I thought he would be suited up here.”

Locally bred by West Quest-Miss Eastloch, Miller has no grand plans for Mr.West, hoping that he just works his way through the grades.

” I haven’t even looked at the program, we probably won’t see him for three or four weeks.”

And it will be even longer before we see Miller’s stable star Tshahitsi.

” He’s in the paddock, just chillin’, he’ll miss the Newmarket (the race he won last year) I haven’t really got a plan for him yet, we will find some races for him when we bring him back in.” Miller said.