Three-year-old Man Of Sinn has shaken off any lockdown blues with an impressive 8 length victory on Sunday at Beaudesert, Queensland over 1650 metres.
Racing Manager Albert was thrilled. “It really was a sensational win. He’s been knocking on the door with placings in his first three starts. This was his first race past a mile and really points to a serious stayer in the making.”
Albert bought the son of Reliable Man from the Karaka Sales in 2018 for $160,000 but was prepared to go higher. “He was built like a stayer – he was a good sized, loose walking horse with a good attitude. He really stood out.”
Go Racing has had a lot of success with Reliable Man progeny, including Group 1 winner Sentimental Miss. “We’d like to keep that kind of success running for the sire,” quips Albert.
It’s been a patient approach however.
“We’ve kept the faith. He’s a horse that showed very good ability right from his first jump out so while he’s taken a bit of time we’ve known the ability is there. Reliable Man stock just get better with time and he’s out of an imported mare with great staying blood too.”
Both jockey Glen Colless and trainer Chris Waller were happy with his win. Regular rider Colless notes, “He is getting better with each run under his belt. He will just keep on improving and will get over further ground of 2000 metres plus.”
Waller sees it as onwards and upwards, “It was great to see him win especially in the manner in which he did it. He should continue on with his good form and there is no reason he wouldn’t be winning a better class of race going forward.”
While Albert had a couple of concerns going into Sunday’s race, the short turn around in runs and clear top weight didn’t faze the horse at all and he is has a clear plan going forward.
“In the short term, there are two options for him over 1800 metres, both races worth good prize money. The first option is at the Gold Coast on Friday the 22nd of May in a 3YO handicap worth $65,000. The second option is the following day at Eagle Farm on Saturday 23rd of May in a 3YO Group 3 worth $115,000. Gold Coast seems like a good stepping stone. Beyond that it would be nice to go to the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2200 metres on 6th of June worth $175,000 to cap off his first racing prep.”