Mar 31, 2015

Improving Star Witness two year-old THE BARRISTER scored a tenacious win in the $100,000 Mornington Sires Produce on Saturday. 

The talented chestnut colt showed the benefit of recent racing when holding off all challengers to score a determined win in the 1500 metre event at his fourth run back from a spell.

"He showed some good talent in the spring but came back this preparation and looked a little average in his two trials. He wasn't putting in and was just going through the motions which these young colts can do. I had been going too easy on him so we took the gloves off and really cranked up his work. Thankfully, he has responded and is now thriving" said Jason. 

The win was a a great result for owner Brian Toohey who has invested plenty of money into the stable over the last couple of years.

"Brian and myself went to the Easter Sales last year looking for an early type and we both liked the look of The Barrister who we secured for $110,000 from Widden Stud. Brian's brother Bill came on board as did well known Sydney owner Max Whitby so it was a great result all round" smiled Jason.

"We had planned to spell him after Saturday's win but he ate up and is ready to go around again. It's much harder to win group races in the spring so I will keep him going for the time being. A race like the G3 South Australia Sires Produce  could be a nice race for him."