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Our Free Spirit beats the odds on the Synthetic.

Wed, Jun 7, 2023

Our Free Spirit beats the odds on the Synthetic.

Once again, just when we thought he might of had enough; our stable Veteran showed us he's still got it in him. 

Garfield (Our Free Spirit) jumped strongly from barrier 4 and our apprentice Dakotah Keane wasted no energy in securing the lead. The young jockey then was able to get the 6yo son of Unencumbered into a good rythym and dictate the race on his terms. With the flashback on everyones mind; of being in the exact position and unfortunately hunted down, in his last synthetic run at Pakenham. Dakotah was confident she new the right moment of when to really let him go.

As he kicked away a strong hands & heels performance by the apprentice, really helped the old boy find a length, and the confidence grew and grew in both rider & horse; as Our Free Spirit flew past the finishing line winning confidently.
Like most middle aged men, Our free Spirit has taken a little longer to get to peak fitness, but the entire team were cheering and shouting in the barn. Pleased their old boy coud still do it.

The win brings apprentice Dakotah Keane her 5th winner, and out of the 5kg claim, now dropping to the 4kg.
And a 1st win for stablehand Max, who has strapped Garfields last 4 starts.

Congratulations to Mrs G A Noonan, Mr P A Doran, Mr D V Kirwin, Mr P A Stanlake, Dr L Stanlake, Mr D W Ridley, S R T Racing, Hunters And Collectors, Mr J T Barry & Mr A Westwood.
His career prizemoney is now over $135,000 and is just reward for his patient connections. 
Tony will be intouch with the plans going foward.

Well Done Garfield, Dakotah, Maxy and the rest of the TNR team!