On Monday at our home track, Ballarat, an old favourite in the stable won his fifth race in commanding fashion.
Sailors Falls is loved by all in the stable. A gentle grey gelding, Sailors Falls has now raced 27 times for the Cochrane family. Paul Cochrane is a big supporter of the Victorian breeding and racing industry, of the VOBIS bonus scheme, and of our stable. We are privileged to call him a friend, honoured to train his horses, and this win is another reward for the passion of the Cochrane family.
Jarrod Fry again demonstrated an affinity with Sailors Falls. This was his third win on him, each time racing in or close to the lead, letting Sailors Falls find his own rhythm.
On this occasion at Ballarat, Sailors Falls jumped well to initially position 2nd, outside of the early leader who clearly did not want to lead. When the favourite, Call My Agent, pressed on out a little wider, Jarrod simply slid along to go past the early leader but staying off the fence, and in doing so, asked Call My Agent to do a little more work to cross. It all laid out perfectly with Jarrod and his mount then able to dictate the terms of the race, sitting at the hind-quarters of Call My Agent.
At the 500m mark, there was little pressure from runners behind. Jarrod built momentum in his own time, encouraging Sailors Falls to keep his mind on the job all the way to the post. The winning margin perhaps understates the dominance of the victory.
— Racing.com (@Racing) April 6, 2020
Paul Cochrane and Nigel purchased Sailors Falls’ dam, Queen Jospehine (by Success Express), at the 2006 Inglis Select Sale. Being from the family of GINZANO (joint second top filly Australasian 2yo in 1994-95), ALIYANA TILDE (Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1 placed) and several other black-type performers deeper into her pedigree, Paul was keen to breed with Queen Josephine and sent her to Darley resident RESET. That foal now known as Sailors Falls, may not be an everyday household name, we know. But it is wonderful to race middle distance horses like him, across Victoria.