Day At The Track

Crime Scene Gets Easy Win

10:11 AM 05 Sep 2016 NZST
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Crime Scene winning
Photo - Bruce Stewart

There was a bit of word out for first starter Crime Scene at Winton today.

The Bettor's Delight three year old trained at Rakauhauka by Clark Barron had impressed at the Wyndham workouts last month, beating some handy types in a good time.

"He went extra good that day," said Barron. 

Crime Scene is owned by Alan and Liz Sloan who bought him privately as a yearling from Tony Barron.

He qualified at his second attempt as a two year old and had one more run at the trials before being turned out.

"He was very immature and didn't know what he was doing. He was always going to be better with a bit of time." 

In today's Trevor Proctor Painter Mobile Pace he lead out early from barrier one, handed up briefly to Dennis Lillee before taking up the leaders roles again from the 2000 metre mark. At the top of the straight Barron was getting to work on the three year old and true to the Bettor's Delight type he battled hard to the line beating Tact Ollie by one and a quarter lengths.  

"He was very lost in front today but that's all new and they've got to learn that."

His time today of 2-59.8 for the 2400 metres was respectable for this time of the year. 

Crime Scene returning to the birdcage                                                      Photo by Bruce Stewart

Crime Scene is well related and it's a family all three Barron boys (Clark, Ken and Tony) know well.

He was bred by Tony and is out of the Mach Three mare Gross Misconduct. She won once for Tony in Southland before winning another ten races in Australia.

She was brought back to New Zealand when her racing career had finished and Tony bred Southern GNP which was trained by Ken Barron to win four of his nine starts before heading to Australia. The mare's other foal Wrongly Accused also won here before she headed offshore to Australia. 

Tony also trained the grandam of Crime Scene, Godet, which won four races for the Smudge Syndicate. The family roots stem back to a pedigree made famous in the province by Peter and Jan Williams.

So what's next for Crime Scene? 

"It depends on what Alan wants to do but we may give him another race or two to educate him then give him a break. Hopefully he can improve to the next level. Most of the Bettor's Delights wake up eventually so it could be all ahead of him." 


Bruce Stewart

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