Tarpins in the mounting yard
Tarpins started off a fresh campaign with a run over 1400 metres at Bendigo yesterday.
Hopes weren’t too high – he’s being trained for 2000+ metres later in the spring, and it was a pretty strong Class 2 field.
He came in second last (10th of 11) but was only around 6 lengths from the winner and hit the line fairly strongly, which was what we had hoped.
We were fortunate enough to have gun jockey Brad Rawiller on board, fresh from his big win on Weekend Hussler on Saturday. I was very impressed with Brad – he conducted himself with the uiltimate professionalism, doing the meet and greet before the race then providing a detailed debrief after the race.
Next stop for Tarpins will probably be a 1700 metre race at Warrnambool on 23 September. Stay tuned.
Trainer Jamie Edwards and Jockey Brad Rawiller
More photos are here.