Gelding enjoys holiday spirit

KINGSTON Time powered to a 12th career win at his 95th start in yesterday’s $15,000 Thread Effects Mornington Handicap Prelude (2100m) and delivered Jodi Worley her 91st win.
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Jodi Worley was the boss yesterday and celebrates a seventh win with Kingston Time in yesterday’s Mornington Prelude at Tamworth. Photo: Barry Smith 040416BSA08

While Kingston Time’s Armidale trainer, Paul Grills, was in Port Douglas on a short holiday, Worley, Kingston Time’s regular rider, was in charge.

The 24-year-old apprentice had the seven-year-old gelding well-placed throughout and popped out in the straight to run away with the Mornington Prelude, guaranteeing the son of Benicio a start in the $25,000 Mornington Handicap (2100m) on Tamworth Cup day (April 24).

“He had a beautiful run,” Worley told The Leader of a length and three quarter win from Rod’s Bid.

“Barrier two helped,” she grinned after carving out a seventh win on him.

“He’s been a very good horse to me,” she said. “I’ve won seven races on him. He did run in this race last year but he wasn’t right. He’s not the same horse this year, he’s a lot better.”

She’s hopeful he can come back and win the Mornington for her holidaying trainer.

Grills’ wife, Angela, Renae Stevenson-Bourke, Michael Jackson and Geoff Bell are the owners.

Yesterday Michael and Geoff were on hand to witness another good win.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with this horse,” Michael Jackson said.

“We should send Paul away more often.”

Geoff Bell agreed.

“He’s been a very good horse for us over four or five years,” Bell said.

“We’ve had some fun. He’s won something like $160,000 for us now and he’s just starting to hit his straps.

“He’s been so consistent too.”

While he’s won 12 races he’s also filled the minor placings another 28 times.

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