The Awesome Son Bet With Mates: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes following the Bet With Mates Handicap won by The Awesome Son at Pakenham on Saturday.

Race Result:

1st: The Awesome Son (B Mertens/J Sandhu) - $9
2nd: Kissinger (M Cartwright/L Smith) - $2.50F
3rd: Royal Order (D Lane/M Kent) - $7.50

Winning Time: 2:04.21 Last 600m: NA

Margins: Short-Neck x Half-Head

THE AWESOME SON winning the Sportsbet Bet With Mates-Bm78 at Pakenham in Australia.
THE AWESOME SON winning the Sportsbet Bet With Mates-Bm78 at Pakenham in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

 

Winning Trainer: Julius Sandhu

On his 8th start for the preparation: "He is, he's had a big campaign for his first campaign. He's a horse that has had his challenges mentally but the racing is benefitting him.

On the ride: "Hats off to Beau, it was an outstanding ride and he's figured the horse out obviously, he knows when to push the button and get him into the race. He looked beaten a long way from home but just keeps plugging away - exciting things ahead I hope.

The future: ""This race was critical for us - I half thought should I be running him when the track got upgraded to Good (3) and I scratched him because of that last week but the pakenham track has nice cushion in it so I rolled the dice. He's won his races on slow or heavy so it's nice to see him handle a good track and it gives us options now. I'll see how he pulls up, that will be the key as he's had a big campaign, probably leaning towards tipping him out but I've thought that a couple of times before but he's surprised me.

Winning Jockey: Beau Mertens

Forming partnership with the horse: "He is tough. I know him quite well now. It just helps with a bit of experience riding him. He's not an easy horse to ride. You have to use all your whips around the corners and get him into the race and then you haven't got too many left in the straight.

"We knew one he got out to a stayers trip that he would put it together and that's exactly what he's done."

What's that like with whip rules in back of your mind: "I've been in trouble on him before. He makes it quite difficult but what is, is tough. He can fight out a finish and once he gets past them he can hold them off and see out a trip well.

"It will be exciting to see how far he can get out to."


Racing and Sports



Pakenham

Saturday, 04th December 2021

9
17:40
(local)

Sportsbet Bet With Mates-Bm78

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78
AUD $130,000
2000m TURF GOOD
9
17:40
(local)
AUD $130,000
2000m GOOD

Sportsbet Bet With Mates-Bm78

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 14. THE AWESOME SON (AUS) 4yo G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - AZMIYNA (IRE)
BEAU MERTENS
JULIUS SANDHU
$9.00
54.0kg
Lofty Thoroughbred Group (Mgr: P Lofitis)

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2nd 5. KISSINGER (NZ) 6yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - BERLIN BELLE (NZ)
MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT
LINDSEY SMITH
$2.50
56.5kg
B J Spicer, A M Opie, G Kaparos, A Van, Mrs R L Clarke, Preachers Albany Syndicate (Mgr: M F Crawshaw), D P Strom, I McLean, R H Morrison, A B Williams, J G Alexander, S Gribble, E P Clarke, Fiveoffthewood (Mgr: M R Bayliss) & T J Harry

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3rd 13. ROYAL ORDER (AUS) 8yo G
COMMANDS (AUS) - PRINCESS REGINA (NZ)
DAMIAN LANE
MICHAEL KENT
$7.50
55.5kg
Dr N C Berry, Mrs M E Berry, Dr J O Lucas, Mrs I C Lucas, Dr A Dortimer, P Milczuk, M Norris, Mrs C O'Rourke, U Biedermann, Mrs C Biedermann, D W Tymms, S M Sigley, Mountson (Mgr: Dr N R Sonenberg), B D P Racing (Mgr: A Berry) & Macbirmingwag (Mgr: A Macgillivray)

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4th 11. CONFRONTATIONAL (AUS) 4yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ZASTAVA (AUS)
DANIEL STACKHOUSE
J WARREN & D KRONGOLD
$17.00
56.0kg

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5th 1. WYCLIF (GB) 4yo H
ARCHIPENKO (USA) - ALTRUISTE (GB)
LUKE CURRIE
DANNY O'BRIEN
$21.00
60.5kg

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6th 4. COURT DEEP (AUS) 5yo G
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - COURT FLYING (AUS)
JOSH RICHARDS
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$8.00
56.0kg

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7th 8. SALTPETER (AUS) 4yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - FLOKKATI (AUS)
DAMIEN OLIVER
JOHN MOLONEY
$9.00
57.5kg

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8th 7. TAKUMI (IRE) 5yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NEBRAAS (GB)
J ALLEN
AARON PURCELL
$41.00
58.0kg

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9th 2. OUR MANTRA (AUS) 7yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - TRULY ELEGANT (AUS)
MADISON LLOYD
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$101.00
57.0kg

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10th 9. PRIMITIVO (AUS) 7yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - CLASSIC QUEST (USA)
TEODORE NUGENT
MICK BELL
$151.00
55.5kg

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11th 10. TYCHE GODDESS (AUS) 4yo M
TEOFILO (IRE) - CORNELIA MARIE (AUS)
DANIEL MOOR
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$21.00
57.0kg

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12th 15. EPSOM DAYS (AUS) 5yo G
FIORENTE (IRE) - FLOTERCHER (AUS)
BLAIKE MCDOUGALL
P G CAREY
$51.00
54.0kg
13th 3. SLIPINTOTHIS (NZ) 5yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - LADY GRACE (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
PATRICK PAYNE
$16.00
59.5kg

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