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McEvoy Mitchell RacingLatest News Scissor Step wins again

Scissor Step wins again

Trainers Tony & Calvin McEvoy combined with apprentice jockey Jaylah Kennedy to bring up a double at Sandown Hillside on Wednesday, May 15 when Scissor Step lumped a big weight to victory.

With Kennedy’s 3kg claim, Scissor Step carried 60kg but was still good enough to win the Sportsbet Nobody Does It Easier Handicap (1000m).

It brought up the double for the McEvoys and Kennedy who had won earlier with Heart Of Glass.

A five-year-old, Scissor Step has now won two of his three starts this preparation, both at Sandown.

With the big weight, he started at $7 but finished best to win by a long head from Rattle And Bang ($7.50) with William Thomas ($5.50), 1-1/4 lengths away third.

Rayan Moore, racing manager for the McEvoys, praised the talented apprentice for the win on Scissor Step.

“A brilliant ride today by Jaylah,” Moore said.

“He missed the start, she didn’t panic, and it was a strong win late.”

Moore said the stable were not disappointed by Scissor Step’s previous run at Flemington.

“We were on the wrong side of the track, down closer to the fence.

“All the winners that day down the straight were towards the crown and outside fence.

“It was a good run, his middle sections were really sharp, he let down well, he was just on the wrong part of the track.”

Moore said Scissor Step would now have to go up in grade.

“He is getting a good little record this preparation and credit to the owners who stuck deep, they could have easily packed up after his last campaign when he had a few niggling problems.”

Winning jockey Jaylah Kennedy was proud of Scissor Step.

“He has run another blinder today,” Kennedy said.

“Stepped away a little bit awkwardly but he still found a really nice rhythm.

“We got off the fence nicely and never stopped his momentum.

“He was very tough today with the big weight and really enjoyed the soft ground.

“I think he is a good fresh 1000 metre horse.

“I was pretty confident at the 400-metre mark when he was travelling so well.”