Jul 29, 2015
29/07/15 - THE win of talented galloper Follow My Dust in a strong class two handicap over 1100 metres at UBET Park Hobart yesterday was a double celebration.
It was a welcome return to the winner's circle for jockey Kim Moore who has just returned to riding after being sidelined for several months with a foot injury suffered in a barrier incident at Spreyton and the win also gave trainer David Brunton reason for celebration to have a horse with such great potential win first-up from a spell.
Moore gave Follow My Dust a cushy run to the home turn and a decision to follow the inside rail all the way up the home straight paid dividends with the gelding scoring comfortably from Qui Samer and Helluce.
It was a pick-up ride for Moore who replaced non-claiming Victorian apprentice Damien Thornton who was unable to ride at the meeting due to commitments to ride at Pakenham.
Follow My Dust is one of the best-bred gallopers in the state being by Haradasun from the Flying Spur mare Real Spur.
The three-year-old contested a couple of feature races in his age group earlier this season including a third to Admiral in the Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) but he was spelled after finishing down the track in the Hobart Guineas in which he had a gut-busting run.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the horse's effort to win first-up and it was a great roide by Kim (Moore),' Brunton said.
"We will look at taking him to Spreyton in 2-1/2 weeks for a race over 1350m and if he handles the synthetic surface we might look at giving him one more run and then tip him out for a short break then aim him at the Devonport Cup," he said.
Follow My Dust has had only six starts for two wins and as many minor placings for about $33,000 in stakes.
By Peter Staples - Tasracing.com.au