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Jay Bee’s Gee Gee takes Carrick Plate

01 / 11 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Jay Bee's Gee Gee (Stephen Maskiell) cruises to an impressive win in the Carrick Plate over 1600m at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Wednesday night icon Click to enlarge

CONSISTENT gelding Jay Bee’s Gee Gee gave Brighton trainer Stuart Gandy reason to target a couple of feature races after the gelding scored a courageous all-the-way win in the time-honored Carrick Plate over 1600 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Wednesday night.

Jay Bee’s Gee Gee went into the race on the back of a string of minor placings but from barrier one and with in-form jockey Stephen Maskiell in the saddle the five-year-old gelding delivered the goods in style.

Maskiell ensured a solid tempo while his stablemate Gee Gee’s La Quita took the trail with the top weight Lock It In Eddie handy to the lead and Secuma placed fourth to the turn.

Gee Gee’s La Quita emerged to challenge in the home straight and while she tried hard, she was no match for her more experience stablemate.

Maskiell was full of praise for his charge.

“This horse does his best when he is allowed to bowl along at a solid tempo and that was out plan tonight,” Maskiell said.

“What I did like tonight was his acceleration when I asked him for an effort on the turn and that really set up the win. He was strong on the line,” he said.

Listen to what trainer Stuart Gandy had to say about Jay Bee’s Gee Gee and Gee Gee’s La Quita – click here .