Tasmanian trained The Inevitable has earned his chance to line up in the Australian Guineas after a gutsy win in the Group 3 $160,000 C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington today.
Tassie trainer Scott Brunton stuck with the winning combination of jockey Sigrid Carr and The Inevitable and the partnership will continue when they line up again in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in a fortnight.
“We stuck with her, a winning combination why change it and it puts a little bit more meaning to it. We are here at headquarters and we got the job done in the Group 3,” Brunton said.
“We were never going anywhere else but with Siggie Carr. We grew up together and we were childhood friends and we used to ride ponies together.”
“He is a ripper. He is only very small and we picked him out at the Adelaide Magic Millions for $90,000 and he is a very cheap horse now.”
“She (Sigrid Carr) kept her cool and he has a great turn of foot and he dropped on them and it was just an incredible feeling.”
“As long as he does everything right and he is happy and well we will head towards the Australian Guineas.”
Carr settled The Inevitable ($11) in the middle of the field and produced him at the right time in the straight to challenge the leaders and the Dundeel three year old fought on tenaciously to hold on for a nose win over Age Of Chivalry ($8) who had done it tough in front for most of the way.
The Greg Eurall trained O’Tauto ($10) ran on for third while the $4.40 favourite Adana was never in the hunt and finished in eighth position.