Demand Respect and Kylie Williams return winners at Ascot Park. Photo: loveracing.nz
The Andrew Carston-trained Demand Respect continued his winning ways taking out The Edge Handicap (1600m) at Ascot Park on Saturday.
The Diane and Noel Cournane bred and raced son of Zacinto cleared maiden ranks eight days ago and relished the quick back up.
Jumping from the inside gate, jockey Kylie Williams settled Demand Respect in midfield and sat patiently waiting for a gap to present. On hitting the straight Williams weaved through runners and Demand Respect responded, pinning his ears back and fighting to the line to win by half a length over Poniard.
“He was my only runner here today so it was a great result,” Carston said. “His owners Diane and Noel live in Southland and it has always been the plan to race here and then head home for a break.
“He is a nice horse and they have been very patient. I’m really looking forward to mapping out an Autumn campaign with him.”
Demand Respect is out of Volksraad mare Volkara and is a full-brother to former Carston charge Namjong Plus who was sold to Hong Kong interests for whom he won six races and placed a further five times in the Asian racing jurisdiction.