October 10, 2020 6:22 pm.
A call to focus on the function mile races has paid dividends for connections of Mr Quickie, who has taken out the distinguished Group One Toorak Handicap.
Though Mr Quickie received the 2019 Queensland Derby, his house owners determined that, somewhat than focus on the Caulfield Cup which he ran in final spring, he was higher suited over 1600 metres and being stored contemporary.
Coach Phillip Stokes stated the credit score for happening that path ought to go to his managing proprietor, Wylie Dalziel.
“We bounced lots of concepts off one another, together with (half proprietor) Peter Moody, and we thought this was the easiest way to go and he’s discovered his greatest type,” Stokes stated.
Stokes stated Jamie Kah gave Mr Quickie a peach of a trip and put him in an awesome place.
“He hasn’t jumped that clear for that lengthy and it was very nice to look at,” Stokes stated.
The coach will now wait for one more function mile race in Melbourne, the Cantala Stakes at Flemington on October 31, for his subsequent begin.
It was Kah’s first trip on Mr Quickie and she or he stated the very fact he jumped away effectively from the boundaries made all of the distinction.
The victory was Kah’s third Group One total and her first this spring.
“He’s such a proficient horse on his day they usually’ve discovered the trick to him contemporary and I’d like to stay with him now,” Kah stated.
Kah has picked up her first Melbourne Cup trip on the English stayer Prince Of Arran.
Mr Quickie ($21) defeated frontrunner Buffalo River ($4.80) by two lengths with Superstorm ($8) a half size away third.
Mike Moroney’s stayer Chapada earned a begin within the Caulfield Cup along with his victory within the Herbert Energy Stakes a race later.