Edmonds Happy with Essington
Feb 07, 2012
One of our regular trainers to catch up with is Toby Edmonds from the Gold Coast, and he comes off a winning double at the Sunshine Coast yesterday which probably should have been a treble of winners on the day.
A couple of very good gear changes worked a treat and it was a good day out for the coast trainer. Chipp’n Away was pretty dominant in his race and won as he liked. Toby said he bought the horse for $2000 at a tried horse sale last year. That seems like a bargain now, and it shows what a good horseman he is to be able to completely turn its form around, and there will be a lot more wins from him soon. “He was pretty impressive and has gone good this time in actually. He is on the improve.” Toby said.
Mia Forza got blinkers for the first time and it made all the difference with her notching up her maiden win, while blinkers also switched on Rocking Easy who was unlucky not to win also.
Achievements looked disappointing on Saturday so I thought I’d ask Toby what he made of the run and what he does with the promising horse now. “He was disappointing, but in saying that he had blinkers and a tongue tie on and he may have run through the gear a bit. We had ourselves back where the winner was (in the speedmap) but when Fangles took the sit all the pace went out of the race and even though it may have looked soft, he was probably just going to keen. He has got a bit of trick about him and we may take the gear off him and possibly step up in distance.” Edmonds explained.
I know one of the horses who has a great following up here is Essington, and he is now in the Edmonds stable. I’m happy to note that he is going very well and we will see him this weekend in Brisbane. Toby said he couldn’t be happier with the horse and he has been working well leading into Saturday and Chris Munce should take the ride. Depending on how the horse goes he could return to Eagle Farm in a fortnight after the run, but an interstate trip may also be on the cards this preparation. They are open to a trip away and Toby will just place the horse where he thinks it is best suited.
Another good horses in the stable is Three Red Roses and she will be entering the stables again this week. She can be a bit of maintenance but if she makes natural improvement from last prep she will be able to win her fair share of races also.
*We don’t catch up with a lot of coast trainers, but I will make an effort to contact more over the next few months. If you are looking to race a horse with a Gold Coast trainer you can find out more on Toby Edmonds at his website http://tobyedmondsracing.com.au/