3 many years to the day that Craig Newitt described as the worst of his lifestyle, the jockey had 1 of the most fulfilling wins of his occupation aboard Samaready in the $ one million Blue Diamond Stakes.
Newitt was devastated when his father Person was killed in a auto accident on the early morning of the Blue Diamond in 2009.
Right after insisting he ride at the 2009 Blue Diamond meeting when suggested by counsellors not to, he was narrowly beaten in the Futurity Stakes that day on the Mick Value-qualified grey Mild Fantastic.
Newitt and Price have formed a close affiliation because Newitt came over from his property state, Tasmania, to try his luck in Melbourne and Saturday’s win meant plenty to each of them.
“He (Cost) has been there ever before given that I arrived from Tassie and he’s constantly been the 1 which is ready to give me a go even although I’ve produced a good deal of problems by means of the way,” Newitt said.
“About three many years back was the worst day of my existence but I’ve been married, have two little ones with another a single on the way, so from that stage it truly is type of usually constructed up.
“I explained to my spouse a couple of months in the past what are the two races she wished me to win. She did not worry about a Melbourne Cup, she wanted a Blue Diamond and a Golden Slipper so we are halfway there.
“This is one of the biggest thrills I have had in racing and it’s a wonderful thrill to trip this filly.”
The Group A single Blue Diamond was Price’s bogey race getting had it taken off him in 2003 when Roedean was subsequently disqualified because of to returning a positive swab to lignocaine which had been inadvertently utilized to the filly when handled with an ointment.
The Caulfield coach had also had placings with Halibery who was promoted to 2nd in 2003 even though World Peace and Perfectly Completely ready completed 3rd in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Price went to the races on Saturday self-confident the daughter of Far more Than Ready could do the work as prolonged as she had a “traffic-free run” – and he was appropriate.
Samaready ($ 2.20 fav) continues to be unbeaten in 3 begins and Price is now looking at the world’s richest two-calendar year-old race, the $ three.five million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on April seven, for the filly.
“She will pull up great, I know it’s a hot day but the (Golden) Slipper may well be coming,” he explained.
Samaready was merely as well classy for her Diamond rivals, settling forward of midfield and then forging her way to the front on straightening and powering away to a 3-length win above Gold Coast Magic Thousands and thousands Basic runner-up No Searching Back again ($ six.50).
Generating it an all fillies finish, Armed For Action ($ 26) was two lengths absent 3rd.
Samaready was bred by Gerry Harvey and is raced by a group of syndicates headed by Vinery Stud, managed by Peter Orton.
Jimando was the first colt property, finishing fourth, with another colt Rusambo fifth.