The Inevitable clinches Guineas

Jan 16, 2019

THE connections of outstanding three-year-old The Inevitable will face a tough decision in the coming weeks after the gelding powered his way to an emphatic win in the $100,000 TAB Tasmanian Guineas over 1600 metres in Hobart on Friday.

The Inevitable went into the race having won all three of his previous starts this season and punters rallied for the gelded son of Dundeel to back him in to start the $1.90 favourite.

With a decent pace set by his stablemate Digger’s Girl and Fagin’s Touch, jockey Siggy Carr had The Inevitable parked one-out And one-back with cover to the home turn.

When Carr eased him out three-wide to stake his claim he quickly hauled in the leaders and cruised to the lead and went on to defeat Our Long Sali ($7.50) by a length with Victorian filly Queen La Diva ($2.50) a half-length astern after enjoying the run of the race on the leader’s back.

The Inevitable’s trainer Scott Brunton said he was confident the horse would relish the 1600 metres and that his pedigree suggests he will be even better when he gets to 2000 metres or beyond.

“I was fairly sure he’d run out a strong 1600m but you never know for sure until they actually do it,” Brunton said.

“I never make any decisions on race day so I’ll have a good think about where we go with him but whichever way we go will depend on how the horse comes through this race.”

Courtesy of Tasracing