Apr 06, 2018
He had a jump up in weight to deal with at Pakenham on Thursday evening but the addition of blinkers did the trick for Terindah who was too strong on pace in the BM64 1200m contest.
Out fast from the outside gate, Terindah was a bit wide early but was soon travelling sweetly outside the leader and from the 100m he was off and away - his winning margin a soft 1 1/4 lengths.
"The blinkers made a big difference," jockey Damian Lane reported, happy that his first ride on the four-year-old was a winning one.
"He raced a little bit keenly so I did not have much option, he took me to outside the leader and to his credit he was too strong."
"He doesn't really like the firmer tracks," he added, "so hopefully in a few weeks we will get tracks with a bit more give in them and he will improve again."
The stable's Ryan Griffiths agreed - "he has just found the surfaces too hard for him this time in but a track like this was really good for him."
"He has always had a lot of talent and the form around him has always stacked up well."
Purchased at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Terindah is by Fastnet Rock's Gr.1 son Foxwedge out of the Gr.2 winning Rory's Jester mare Toast Of The Coast.
Paying a return visit to Foxwedge having produced a colt by Horse Of The Year Dissident last spring, Toast Of The Coast is also dam of the metropolitan winners Down The Hatch and Congenial, in turn dam of the stakes placed city winner Pearl Congenial.