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Barrett breaks maiden


Andrew Carston and Jacob Lowry with maiden winner Barrett. Photo credit: South Canterbury Racing Club Inc Facebook.


The Andrew Carston-trained Barrett cleared maiden ranks on Monday winning over a mile at Timaru.


The son of Jakkalberry was coming off a last-start second at Riccarton over the same distance and was once again partnered by in form jockey Jacob Lowry.


Barrett travelled midfield on the inside of race favourite Da Vinci Girl with Lowry biding his time until they hit the turn. He then pressed the accelerator and Barrett skipped through the field, racing away to win by an impressive fourth lengths.


“We were confident of a good performance, he had run well at his last start,” Carston said.


“Everything went to plan and it was a really good ride by Jacob, he was patient early and made all the right calls. It was super.


“He is riding well for me and we have a pretty good association. It was also good to get a win for Barrett’s owner Clint Isdale who has sent a couple south to me.”


Carston has no set plans for the four-year-old gelding but is eyeing one more run before turning him out for a spell.


“I think he is on the improve,” Carston said. “He will probably have one more run and it was good to get that maiden win out of the way.”

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