McEvoy’s eye finds a winner
Trainer Tony McEvoy’s eye for a young horse was further justified when three-year-old filly Mixmulti won on debut at Bendigo on Sunday, May 15.
McEvoy picked out the filly as a weanling when she was in a paddock on Spendthrift Farm in Victoria.
“I really liked her, and Spendthrift were happy to sell her to me,” McEvoy said.
“It has taken a long time to get her to the track, but I really believe she is a very promising middle-distance filly.
“She is a big, lanky daughter of the stallion Swear, and it has all been about her growing which is why she hadn’t raced previously.”
At Bendigo, Mixmulti ($5), trained by Tony & Calvin McEvoy, took a while to hit full momentum but charged late to grab a a head win in the Gippsland Equine Hospital Maiden (1300m) on the heavy eight track.
She grabbed Front Lawn ($5) with Love School ($5), a half-length away third.
The win gave the trainers a double at the Bendigo meeting having won earlier in the day with Everylittle Breeze. Both winners were ridden by Dean Holland.
“We thought there would be good tempo,” McEvoy said.
“However, they was not much speed and developed into a sprint home, and it took her a while to get into her stride.
“She ran strongly through the line, and I was delighted with the victory.
“She is a definite Saturday quality filly and I’m sure we won’t see her best until she gets to 1600 metres, and even further.”