Charlie Switches On!

May 28, 2017

He is a horse with whom connections have needed to be patientbut Charlie Garcon was at his best at Cranbourne on Friday night, recording the first leg of a stable running double when successful in the 1000m BM64 event.

Finishing last at his two previous outings, Charlie Garcon had however been in winning form back in late March and with him it is just a matter of things going his way... and of him doing everything right!

"He just switches off and takes a long time to switch back on," explained Ryan Maloney who has been aboard Charlie Garcon on a number of occasions.

"So I rode him hard basically the whole race. He has a touch of class about him, it's just a matter of keeping his mind on the job... he has got a few tricks up his sleeve! But we got the best out of him tonight."

The stable's Jade Matthews was happy to see Charlie Garcon show his best, describing the four-year-old as "a frustrating horse" who can "trial like a superstar" only to perform below par on race day.

"He has always shown so much ability though he has had issues with a sore back and niggling things. Hopefully he will gain a bit of confidence from that win."

Settling midfield, Charlie Garcon spot his rivals a few lengths coming to the turn but as the leading two got clear he beganhis run through them and was dominant over the final stages, saluting by a couple of lengths with plenty in hand.

A son of Myboycharlie, Charlie Garcon is the first foal for the winning Encosta de Lago mare Vital Mist. Served last spring by Headwater having produced a Snitzel colt in October, she hails from a strong international family whose members include the feature race winners November Snow, Bounding and Kuroshio.