Wide draw no bother for Hee’s Our Secret
Hee’s Our Secret overcame a horror draw to complete a great premier day of racing at Riccarton for trainer Andrew Carston.
Ridden by Troy Harris, the Andy Denham bred and owned four-year-old recorded his second win in a month in the Avon City Ford Wuhan Jockey Club Trophy Premier (1400m).
“He’s gave me a really good feeling,” said Harris. “He drew sixteen so I got stuck wide, I was three wide with cover so I was quite happy to be there.
“He was quite stiff last week here and if he could have gone out then he probably would have done the same. He just got caught in behind them.
“Andrew said that he was a good chance today and he was right.”
Carstons, who also prepared four minor place-getters on the card was full of praise for his old mate Harris’s ride.
“He was apprenticed to Te Akau when I was there so I’ve got on with him for a long time and he definitely doesn’t lack ability.
“I toyed with the idea of sticking to 1200m with him but I decided to step him up to 1400m and I think the run the other day just topped him off for the 1400m.
“Stepping up to the 1400m he had no luck again when he drew the carpark but he’s a horse that we’ve always held in high regard and it’s a great result for the team and good to get a winner for Andy Denham too.”