Truisms in racing include tactics being all important in a four-horse race; breeding sprinter to sprinter begets a sprinter; old mares tend to produce depleted youngsters, and more. 

Today’s win by INALA MAX turned these into myths. By sprinter Moshe (full brother to Black Caviar) from durable mare Inala Lass who had 61 starts over ground (herself by the speedy Rancho Ruler), the 5yo gelding claimed the $14,300 winner’s purse for his first win and over 2000m on Werribee Cup Day. It may have been his 10th start, but in eight of them he was in the first five home. 

Owner Dr Rod Stobart, well known for his Inala-prefixed horses, bred Inala Max from his homebred mare Inala Lass who was aged 18 when she foaled him. A GP as well as former trainer, we’re sorry he was holidaying in Queensland and not trackside.

Ridden to perfection by his regular jockey, and the doc’s patient, Dean Holland, INALA MAX chased down the leader to smash that favourite by 3.25L, easing up. Both Dean and “Max” won fair and square on mutual ability.The race carried a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $3,600 and a SUPER VOBIS Owners Bonus of $8,400 for qualified horses. A very nice day out indeed.

The race caller’s truism went uncontested: “Won with a leg in the air!”



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