Maybeashowoff gets his act together for Satherly: Racing Desk
A gear adjustment and a positive Lynsey Satherley ride paved the way for the locally-trained Maybeashowoff to open his winning account at Te Rapa yesterday.
The Showcasing two-year-old looked a natural improver following a tidy first-up effort at Pukekohe in September. Satherley took the initiative from barrier rise this time, hunting Maybeashowoff straight to the lead before controlling the pace throughout.
Hugging the rail, he kicked clear early in the run home before holding out a strong challenge from the heavily favoured Probabeel to secure victory by a head in a slick 58.53 for the 1000-metre journey.
Trainer David Greene had given Maybeashowoff ample time to get over his debut run and was quietly confident that the addition of pacifiers, plus some raceday experience, would stand him in good stead on his home track.
“He’s got a lot of speed but he was just too busy last time and didn’t breathe (properly),” Greene said. “We’ve done a lot of work over the last five weeks to get him relaxing and the pacifiers seemed to have really switched him off.
“He did the work in the early stages here, switched off in the middle and was fast enough to kick on with it at the end.”
Greene praised the ride of Satherley, who completed the day with wins on Sahar and Polzeath later in the programme.
“It was a nice ride from Lynsey,” he said. “It’s a huge advantage running on your home track for a two-year-old and when they get the rail, they can follow it.
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