Last to first for Revue
The old team of trainers Tony & Calvin McEvoy and jockey Barend Vorster combined again to land Revue a winner on Mildura Cup day, Friday, July 22.
Coming from a distinct last with 600 metres to travel, Revue came down the outside fence to grab a head win in the Mildura Motor Holdings Benchmark 64 Handicap (1400m).
A well backed $3.70 favourite, the three-year-old beat Dothraki ($5) with Man From Uncle ($11), two lengths away third.
The McEvoys and Vorster formed a formidable combination for several years before the trainers fully relocated to Ballarat while the jockey opted to remain in South Australia.
At Mildura, they both travelled for about five hours each to team up with Revue, bred and owned by Wayne Mitchell.
Revue was resuming from as spell today, but Calvin McEvoy said the team had been confident he would run well.
“He is a really nice horse,” McEvoy said.
“He is coming up really well and his last gallop gave us confidence today.
“We didn’t know where he was going to land, he is a bit more mature now.
“Barend rode him beautifully.
“The horse was off the bit and chasing early but his turn of foot was great later on.”
Winning jockey Barend Vorster was all smiles after the last stride win.
“I had to be patient early knowing he was first up,” Vorster said.
“Like Calvin said, I had to trust his finish.
“I waited to the straight to get him to the outside.
“He came home strong and stuck his head out at the right time.
“He is obviously going to keep stepping up, his pedigree says that, and we always thought from early days he was going to be a miler (1600m) and above.
“It was good to ride a winner for the boys again.”