Oct 08, 2012
Courtesy of The Mercury 08/10/12 - Damien Seaton - HE'S called Getitdone, and he did yesterday, claiming a brilliant last-to-first win in the $15,500 St Virgil's College Golden Jubilee Open Handicap (1200m) at Elwick.
The gelding, trained by David and Scott Brunton, settled last following the tempo set by Turbo Qui and Lock It In Eddie before unleashing a powerful sprint up the centre of the track.
Getitdone ($2.90f) reached the front close to the post, claiming victory by a nose from the gallant Jakcorijim ($11), while Lock It In Eddie ($10) ran his usual honest race on resumption.
Getitdone is now unbeaten from four attempts second-up from a spell, and the five-year-old indicated that a rise in distance may suit in the future.
"He's a very good galloper, but he will need to step up if he's to play with the better horses," Scott Brunton said.
"We will try and creep him up in distance on that effort and he's been settling much better in his races."
Brunton praised jockey Anthony Darmanin for his ride on Getitdone.
"I didn't think we would get to the leader (Jakorijim), but the last 50m he really dug deep," Darmanin said. "He gave me the impression that 1400 to 1600m would suit him."
Getitdone (Telesto-Faint Light) has now won seven of his 17 starts.
Debutant filly Snippetee Bee ($6) displayed a wonderful turn of foot when she led most of the way to win yesterday's $12,500 Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1200m).
The filly, trained by Charlie Goggin and Luella Meaburn, hesitated at the start before taking control of the race.
Snippetee Bee (David Pires) sprinted sharply in the home running and held a comfortable two-length margin at the finish from Sheza Fatty Boomba ($5), Kaiteri ($12), while race favourite Buzzing Away ($3.50f) failed to beat a horse home.
"She was immature during her first preparation so we turned her out," Goggin said. "She has taken a while to mature but she's obviously a smart horse."
Snippetee Bee (Snippetson-Maggie Bee) continued the excellent strike rate of the father and daughter combination of her trainers.
Jockey Edward Brennen was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital after crashing heavily when Testa Gee Gee knuckled mid-race. Brennen suffered a fractured arm, suspected fractured pelvis and facial injuries.