Dusty Jack made it two three-year-old winners in three days with a dominant victory at Seymour on Tuesday following the equally dominant win of Viking Ransom at Geelong on Sunday.
Unlucky not to finish closer on debut, Dusty Jack showed the benefit of that experience by jumping cleanly and then travelling strongly just behind the pace.
Kieran Shoemark gave him a lovely ride, waiting until into the home straight and then Dusty Jack responded well to win going away by two and a quarter lengths.
We put the partnership together for this son of Written Tycoon and he runs in the Richmond colours of one of the owners, George Vella, much to the chagrin of two of his other partners, who support another team that used to play at Princes Park.
Viking Ransom led virtually all the way to score on debut at Geelong for his owner/breeders Ross Wilkinson and Sandra Lawrence.
A tall, scopey son of Domesday, Viking Ransom has always shown me good ability but we have just had to wait for him to develop and he is still a work in progress, it was his natural ability that got him home and he too looks open to plenty of improvement.
A half-brother to Balaclava Lady and Tiny’s Legacy, who both have win the city for us, Viking Ransom can one day do the same.
It is very pleasing to see these horses win for their owners who have all been so patient with them however I’m sure they will be rewarded in the future with more wins to come from two very likeable horses.