This falls under the ‘seeing-is-believing’ category. Take our word for it and check out the run of Work The Room at Geelong last Thursday (12 August). Click here.
Racing in the Colin Little colours (yellow and black stripes, red sleeves and cap), the Bel Esprit 5YO absolutely motors home for a lip second after laying in for most of the straight.
Normally we don’t get all warm and fuzzy about a Geelong second, but it’s worth keeping in mind that the winner Kid Kapone won his previous outing by four lengths and Work The Room was having his first run back since May 2009 – a break of some 15 months.
Colin Little has worked some miracles in getting Work The Room back on track given some serious hoof problems, but with two wins to his credit at his only two previous outings (including a victory at Sandown) the Caulfield trainer obviously thinks this horse is worth the effort.
Indeed, Work The Room is entered for the $3 million Tatts Cox Plate-G1 in October and – hopefully for Colin – he might repeat the deeds of El Segundo who won the Cox Plate in 2007.
Bred by Hayson Bloodstock Pty Ltd in NSW, Work The Room is out of the Grand Lodge mare Social Scene and is a half brother to Australian Cup-G1 winner Zipping.
And by the way, Hayson Bloodstock is also the owner of Eliza Park newcomer, Wanted.
Given that his Fastnet Rock 3YO has already won him a Group One in 2010 (i.e. Newmarket Handicap), Eddie Hayson might have plenty more to celebrate before the year is out.