Crockett back to form
Promising young apprentice Lachlan Neindorf rode his first winner for the training partnership of Tony & Calvin McEvoy when Crockett scored at Murray Bridge on Wednesday, October 2.
Crockett’s win gave the training duo a Murray Bridge treble following the successes of Raabeeha and Miss Brixton and keeps their love affair going with the new Gifford Hill racetrack.
Neindorf’s 4kg claim was beneficial on the gelding in 5MU’s 85th Birthday Class Two Handicap (1400m).
After beginning nicely, the teenage apprentice allowed Crockett to go to the lead, then sprinted up in the home straight establishing a winning break.
Crockett ($5 equal fav) scored a half-length win from Poysed To Rein ($9) with Miss Harmonium ($13), 3-1/4 lengths away third.
Ironically, Neindorf is indentured to Morphettville trainers Richard and Chantelle Jolly, who prepared the runner-up.
Trainer Tony McEvoy was impressed by the young apprentice.
“Lachie did a good job,” McEvoy said.
“He didn’t panic and at the finish his 4kg claim was vital.
“He allowed Crockett to find the lead, then went for home at the right time. He also rode the horse out nicely.”
McEvoy said he was delighted to have Crockett back in form.
“He’s a Flemington winner that had just lost his way at the end of last preparation.
“After a break, today’s win would give him some confidence back.
“We will keep him low for present but I’m sure we will be able to find a nice city race for him in Adelaide.”
Crockett took his record to three wins with four placings from just 16 starts and his stake earnings are $158,900.