Despite showing signs of rawness, LOST HIS BEANS was still too strong for his rivals as he broke his maiden at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night.
The $10,000 bargain buy is a work in progress, but there is undoubtedly a big engine under the bonnet as witnessed by his narrow victory under Ryan Maloney.
The son of Spill The Beans was sent for a spell after finishing second on his competitive debut in August, and after tuning up with a solid trial at the Sunny Coast earlier this month, he stepped out for career start number two in the 3YO Maiden Plate (1000m).
LOST HIS BEANS cruised to the front under hands and heels, and looked to have the race in his keeping before idling in the home straight. But to his credit, after being challenged close to home he rallied to score by a neck and collect a cheque for $27,300.
“He was very green and new but he certainly wanted to win the race,” said David.
“He really wanted to get on with the job after two or three hundred metres, so I’m glad Ryan managed to get some cover. He probably got to the lead too soon, he started to roll around but once the other horse came at him, he really pinned his ears back.
“You can’t train a horse to be competitive, so it was good to see that will to win. It was a good effort and I’m glad we ran him over 1000 metres, because he probably would’ve over-raced in a 1200-metre race.
“It’s terrific that he’s won his maiden, so we’ll try to find another suitable QTIS race for him next and hopefully we’re in for a real good prep.”
Congratulations to his owners: Mr A J W Mcintyre, Thuzz Park Racing, Mr R W Mutton, Mr R W A Johnson, Mr M L Brookes, Mr J H Slorach, Mr W D Reeks, Mr B P Newton, Mr M J Morgan, Mr G W Johnson and Mr L K Brookes.