Two from Two for Hunamosa
Oct 12, 2015
It was a decent rise in class from a maiden to a strong BM64 on Cranbourne Cup day but Hunamosa made the transition in impressive fashion on Sunday.
And he did not have it easy either, covering extra ground from an outside gate - working hard out wide throughout but finding plenty over the final stages as he drew clear to win by a half length with plenty in hand.
"That was a good win," enthused jockey Matthew Allen.
"He did it tough. We were wide the whole way and I couldn't get any cover and he was fighting me. But when we balanced up he gave a really good kick."
"He has definitely got a motor there," he continued, "he just needs to refine his craft. In six to twelve months he will be a really nice horse."
Robbie is also excited about Hunamosa's scope for improvement - "he is still inexperienced," he said, adding that after the tough run he was expecting the young horse "to compound from the turn - he was entitled to."
"But he dug deep and got the job done."
A massive group of enthusiastic owners welcomed Hunamosa back to scale, led by a very excited Margaret Carter who bred the son of Alamosa.
Also racing his dam Golden Honey to five wins, Carter has her back in New Zealand with another Alamosa to come through.
Margaret races Hunamosa with Martin Carter, Mrs Wendy Paganoni, Max Watson, Mrs Norma Hamilton, Steve Bailey, Holiday Fund Racing and 2KD.