28 May, 2015 |Ben Asgari – @BenAsgariRacing
Tiny’s Legacy has recorded an upset victory in Thursday’s $40,000 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Heat 2 (1411m) at Sale.
Despite initially not wanting to go in the barriers, the Nigel Blackiston-trained four-year-old was eventually coaxed into the gates by the barrier attendants and it appeared to have no effect on his performance.
Blackiston said the son of Lonhro, who has been unplaced in his past four starts, came from a family that always raced better in the autumn than the spring.
“He had a great autumn and then a disappointing spring but it’s funny, I’ve trained the whole family of this fella and they’ve all been great in the autumn but disappointing in the spring,” Blackiston said.
“I took his mother (Deep In The Woods) up to Swan Hill to win a maiden and she bumped into Elvstroem! His owners Ross and Sandra are great supporters of the stable and Sandra is not well unfortunately so hopefully this can help to cheer her up.”
After settling off the speed, Tiny’s Legacy ($31) swept down the outside in the straight to defeat Ventic ($11) by a head, with Worth A Ransom ($2.80F) and Search Squad ($5) dead-heating for third.
Jockey Dwayne Dunn said Tiny’s Legacy was a horse capable of winning better races.
“This horse just needs to relax a bit better than he did today and he’ll have a much better finish on him,” Dunn said.
“I thought I was going to win easier than I did but I think that was due to the class of the race, that’s an off-season Saturday-class race.”