With the Gold Coast-based Toby Edmonds one of the training ranks best kept secrets, Blue Sky Bloodstock are really excited about how well our runners are performing for the stable.
Having sent both PROMPT RETURN and I'LL TAKE THE JAG north to join Edmonds Racing after both having had stints in either Melbourne and/or Sydney, the results really speak for themselves, with both gallopers winning on Saturday.
Winning at his first start for Edmonds Racing, juvenile stakes-winner Prompt Return (Beneteau) was having his second run for the stable and maintained his unbeaten record, winning over 1050m at Doomben in the Canadian Club Benchmark 75 Handicap.
Jumping away quickly from the gates, jockey Jeff Lloyd settled Prompt Return in third position on the rail, using the great tactical speed that he has.
As the field headed into the final turn, Prompt Return hugged the rail like a greyhound while the leaders began to stop.
Continuing to race strongly once in the lead, Prompt Return held off the late flourish from Assertory and Frequently to take the race by a length as the second favourite.
Race by great Blue Sky Bloodstock clients Mark Sowerby and Ron Hamer, Prompt Return’s victory took his overall record to four wins and a second place from 13 starts with just shy of $200,000 in earnings.
A short while later, this time at Edmonds’ home track of the Gold Coast, Blue Sky Bloodstock yearling purchase I’ll Take The Jag was in action, contesting the Travel Sim Australia Class 3 Plate over 1200m.
A narrow fifth the start prior when first-up, I’ll take The Jag settled back in the fifth position in the sixth horse field, with Hidden Road going many clears clear to string the small field out.
Maintaining his position pretty much throughout, jockey Matthew McGuren urged the High Chaparral five-year-old to the outside of the field as they headed into the straight.
While it may have taken a little before I’ll Take The jag started to chase down the leader, the important factor was that he did, pulling away for a narrow victory over the tearaway leader, with Starocity, a stablemate of I’ll Take The Jag, working home well for third.