"The minute he got to the front I was pretty confident he would win the race" said Tim after very promising Rothesay gelding, The Hipster, won his maiden strat by 2.8L yesterday at Hawkesbury over 1100m.
The Hipster jumped from an outside barrier and with a perfect ride from Adam Hyeronimus he got the lead and controlled the race to sprint home the winner by 2.8 lengths on his rivals. "He felt good and has plenty of ability. I think he will be a very good city class horse. It was his first start and to win like that was impressive" said Hyeronimus.
Martin, who was unable to attend due to the breaking in and pre-training duties at his farm, Heritage Park, watched the race and was not surprised by the result at all. "It was mentioned on TV that this might have got under my guard but it didn't. I have a serious opinion of this animal and he proved my thoughts right." "He is an athletic fella with plenty of raw ability and my only concern that he might get caught out wide or in traffic. The second he got to the front I thought we might have this sown up as it would have taken a serious horse to take the lead off him"
The Hipster is by Rothesay out of an O'Reilly mare and we all know how their progeny preform. It has taken him a bit of time to get to the track because of a paddock accident that has left him with a bit of a superficial battle scar on his off side knee and apart from that he is a quality looking individual.
"I was delighted for Mr and Mrs Clift who have had to deal with the healing process and recover of the paddock accident and I am sure this will make up for the frustration. There is plenty more left in this bloke and I look forward to a few more days like today
The Hipster is a 3 year gelding by Rosthesay out of Laravissante and he has had 1 start for 1 win and has earned $16,800 in prize money.
Tim was delighted to win the Walcha Cup today with the Reg Kemister owned 7 year old gelding Jack Hunter Jack.
The Nick Moratis owned Exceed and Excel 3 year old filly Smart As makes it 2 from 2 at Goulburn on Thursday 8th December
Very promising Al Maher gelding enjoys the extra distance to put pay to his rival and give Tim Martin a running double at Hawkesbury yesterday.
Mr J M Clift and Mrs W J Clift's Rothesay gelding produces a fawless effort to win his maiden easily at Hawkesbury yesterday.
Four year old Darci Bharma gelding King Darci wins today at Warwick Farm and takes Tim Martin's strike rate to 1 winner in 4.9 starters for the season.
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