Jun 01, 2014
Story and Image courtesy of www.tasracing.com.au - 26/08/13. A FORMER Victorian gelding with a big reputation finally delivered with a solid win in a maiden plate over 1400 metres at Tattersall's Park in Hobart on Sunday.
Am I There Yet proved too strong for his rivals over the concluding stages, as he appeared to appreciate the heavy racing surface.
The six-year-old grey gelding had been dispatched to Tasmania in an attempt to find winning form so from that respect it is mission accomplished.
The gelding was well ridden by Patrick Keane who had him well placed throughout the race.
Syndactyly was being hailed the winner when they turned for home but when Keane called on his mount to extend he quickly hauled in the leader and went on to score by almost three lengths from Syndactyly with Game Of Thrones a close-up third.
Am I There Yet is trained by David and Scott Brunton and Scott Brunton said the big grey had more to give while in their care.
"He works like a really good horse on the training track but so far he hasn't really produced that in his races but he's won a race and that's good for his owners Gary and Marita Murphy," Brunton said.
Am, I There Yet made an auspicious Tasmanian debut in Launceston on August 4 when he appeared to refuse to gallop early but flashed home your a luckless fourth.
"We haven't a clue what happened in Launceston and I don't really want to talk about it because we had a little something on him each-way at 40-1,'" he said.
Am I There Yet is likely to step up in distance but Brunton said no firm plans had been made beyond Sunday's race.