After being dislodged from the sulky and tasting the grit in the ninth race on the card at Oamaru yesterday, junior reinswoman Jessica Young bounced back to win the following race aboard the Paul Young trained Mixed Emotions.
“He has been knocking on the door for a while now,” said Young. “He put up a big run to finish in third last start after being attacked in front, so he really was overdue a win,” she added.
Young took luck out of the equation, holding the lead on Mixed Emotions from his ace alley, before kicking strongly in the home stretch to hold off a late bid from Vanilla Rose.
Mixed Emotions, a five-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear, showed plenty of ability as a 3 & 4YO before being sidelined with a paddock injury. He has now won two races and had nine placings from 25 raceday starts.
“The win certainly helped make up for what happened in the race before,” laughed Young.
Meanwhile, the feature C3 & faster pace was taken out by the inform Jeans Mattjesty, who produced some slick sectionals to burst up the passing lane and win impressively by 1 & ¼ lengths over Roo Star.
By Mitchell Robertson
DANNY COOL and GOODBOY TIGER broke at the start.
Also at the start FRENCH DESIRE backed away whilst SURE SIGN reared up with both runners inconveniencing BREENY’S SMILE which spun round. BREENY’S SMILE when turning around sharply to face the right direction dislodged driver J Young from the sulky which left Miss Young positioned on the track for some time. The driverless BREENY’S SMILE galloped to rejoin the field near 2100 metres.
FRENCH DESIRE broke briefly shortly after the start
FACE VALUE broke passing the 2300 metres inconveniencing WISHES STAR this resulted in an easing of the pace in the one out line with FRENCH DESIRE breaking.
Stewards elected to stop the race near the 1400 metres for safety reasons. In accordance with Rule 211A (1) (2) and the Stopped Race Policy the race was abandoned.
Driver J Young was examined by the on-course ambulance officers and cleared to fulfil her remaining engagement.