Might on his way to winning his 1200m contest at Te Rapa. Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images
Might led home a Go Racing quinella at Te Rapa on Saturday.
The Stephen McKee-trained gelding was fresh-up this preparation and benefited from a positive ride under Andrew Calder.
The four-year-old son of Power jumped well and set the pace, running on untroubled to win the Nationwide Livestock 1200 from the Stephen Marsh-trained Eridani. Threadtheneedle, also in the Go Racing silks, ran on well for fourth.
“We didn’t think Might would take the lead but he bounced well and looked very comfortable in front,” McKee said.
“He’d had a couple of trials leading up to it so he was pretty ready for the race.”
McKee credited a return to left-handed racing for the turn-around in form after Might failed to impress at his previous few starts.
“It looks like being back left-handed suited him,” McKee said. “His last win was at Rotorua which is also that way of going and we will probably try to stick that way in the future.”
Connections will wait to see how Might comes through the race before confirming any upcoming targets, though he is likely to head back to Rotorua for the December 28 meeting.
Might is out of Group One performer Uberalles, a daughter of champion racemare Ethereal. Raced by the Go Racing All Powerful Syndicate, he was purchased out of Pencarrow Stud’s 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 draft for $70,000 and now has two wins to his credit from seven starts.