Revue rattles home
Revue indicated he was a three-year-old with potential scoring at Murray Bridge on Wednesday, January 26.
Having just his second start for trainers Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Revue charged home to easily win the Magic Millions SA Raceday 5/3 Maiden (1400m).
Ridden by Todd Pannell, the gelding, a $2.80 chance, drew clear to win by 3-1/4 lengths from Yellow Idol (($2.60 fav) with Sipsmith ($14), two lengths away third.
Coming from a wide gate, Pannell was able to slot Revue across to be midfield with a trail early.
The three-year-old improved getting to the home turn before sprinting strongly to win easily.
Revue was a well backed $1.80 favourite on debut over 1050m at Oakbank on January 12.
After being rearward early, the gelding was doing his best work late.
Today, with blinkers on and an increase in distance, around the spacious Murray Bridge track, Revue was able to show his talent.
Trainer Tony McEvoy said Revue’s win had been really good.
“I’m pleased for business partner Wayne Mitchell who bred and owns Revue,” McEvoy said.
“I had a bit of a query about him running a strong 1400 on his breeding but he definitely put those doubts aside.
“It was a great piece of jockeyship by Todd (Pannell) to get him across from his draw to give him cover in the run to the home turn.
“He lengthened beautifully in the home straight and Todd said he was strong through the line.
“Revue got it all wrong at Oakbank and didn’t really handle coming down the hill – his best work was over the final stages.
“He lost the sharpness in his work after the run and that is why we picked the 1400 metres today.
“I’ve always thought he would prove a Saturday metro galloper and we can now give him a chance.”
Winning jockey Todd Pannell praised Revue.
“I watched the replay of Oakbank and thought it finished off pretty well,” Pannell said.
“He went good on a testing track at Oakbank at his first start.
“The speed was genuine today and it gave me a chance to slot in.
“He floated around a bit at the top of the home straight but once I gave him a few reminders he really stretched out good.
“He was full of running and ran out a strong 1400m.”