It’s not often that a horse gets beaten into second placing by a big space and trainer, jockey along with owners are delighted with the effort, but that was the case at Doomben today (Wednesday) when The Big Goodbye made his second appearance for the Queensland Rogues.
The Big Goodbye was coming off a minor injury setback but that didn’t stop punters making him a short price favourite in a good quality Class 3 race.
“He jumped well, we got into a nice spot on the outside of the leader, he relaxed but the winner just accelerated on the turn and took off,” jockey Taylor Marshall said.
The Big Goodbye clearly couldn’t match motors with Sir Warwick who was the most impressive winner of the day and is certainly headed for bigger prizes.
It’s not often champion trainer Rob Heathcote is surprised “I’m really, really happy with our blokes run but the winner raced home in 33 seconds neat for the last 600 metres” Heathcote said.
Two seconds in his first two starts is a great effort by The Big Goodbye earning his Qld Rogues owners 20 premiership points and jumping them back to the lead on The Racing League ladder.