BRIGHTON trainer Gary White celebrated his second winner of the season when first-starter Meconsul scored an amazing win on debut at Spreyton last Sunday.
Meconsul was slowly away and was tailed out second-last and not in tough with the main group of the field right up until the home turn.
But under strong riding from Daniel Ganderton the gelded son of Econsul powered home along the rails to grab victory in the shadows of the post.
“I told Daniel (Ganderton) before the race that the only way I could see the horse being beaten was that if the horse did something wrong,” White said.
“After they had gone 200 metres I thought we might be out of contention because on the tracing track he only puts in when he’s working with another horse and that he was so far back and racing on his own I thought it might be a lost cause.”
“But to Daniel’s credit he didn’t give up on him and got him motoring and the horse showed why I have an opinion of him by doing what he did to win the race,” he said.
Meconsul was purchased as a package of three with another of the trio Etown close to breaking his maiden status.
Etown lines up in the first race of the day on Saturday at Spreyton, a maiden over 1150 metres.
“Ideally it would be great if Etown can get across from his wide gate and lead because he’s a better chance of winning if that eventuates but no matter what he has the best form in the race and that should be enough to get the result,” he said.
Photo courtesy of Greg Mansfield.