TRAINER Dean Wells loves winning races but when it is at the expense of one of his father Leon’s horses it is even more enjoyable.
Such was the case when Bianforgetful scored a last-stride win over Ben in the Seba Sheetmetal Class One Handicap over 1350 metres on his home track at Tapeta Park Spreyton on Sunday.
Bianforgetful went into the race on the back of an emphatic maiden win in Launceston on April 25 after which Wells declared the 1350-metre race would be the gelding’s next target.
The race didn’t pan out as the trainer expected but in-form apprentice Bulent Muchu reverted to plan B and executed a clever ride to ensure victory, albeit by only a nose.
Bianforgetful was originally prepared by Devonport Cup-winning trainer Darren Kenny but when he opted to slip back into running his Spreyton Bakery full-time he asked Wells if he would take the horse and the rest is history.
At one stage in the home straight it looked as if the Leon Wells-trained Ben was safely holding Bianforgetful but under strong riding from Muchu the flashy chestnut gelding dug deep over the final few strides to get the bob in right on the line.
Bianforgetful was the middle leg of a winning treble for Muchu who has ridden nine winners in the past month. His other winners were The Invincible One in the BM78 Handicap over 1150m, also for Dean Wells and the Aiden Nunn-trained From The Bronx that won a maiden over 1150m.
Muchu will represent Tasmania in the National Apprentices Series at Alice Springs today (Monday) where he will partner Cangrande (race 6) at 4.15pm.
Listen to what trainer Dean Wells had to say about Bianforgetful’s win – click here .