THE win by lightly raced six-year-old Tough Midori in a maiden plate over 1100 metres at Tattersall’s Park today took the gelding’s trainer by surprise
Trainer Terry Evans admitted he didn’t expect the son of Tough Speed to win the race but he was pleased all the same.
“This horse is heading to races over 200 metres and beyond so I was quite surprised he’s been able to win over this short trip,” Evans said.
Tough Midori (Tough Speed-Midori Miss) settled well back in the field of six but at the half-way mark he was only four lengths from the leader Beau Tracer.
Last season’s leading apprentice Talia Rodder persevered with rails runs and when she asked for the big effort in the straight the gelding responded and went on to defeat Illusion Of Magic by a narrow margin with Beau Tracer third
Listen to what trainer Terry Evans had to say about Tough Midori’s maiden win – click here .
Story and photographs By Peter Staples.