Black Eye Pea Rocks Hawkesbury
Black Eye Pea broke through for a win at just his fifth race start in the $30,000 Design & Create Kitchens Maiden Plate (1100m) at Hawkesbury on November 26, giving connections a much anticipated thrill.
Triple Crown’s four-year-old son of Denman out of Sea Eye Pea, jumped from the widest barrier and settled three wide with cover midfield under the guidance of talented apprentice Travis Wolfgram.
Once balanced in the straight after the home turn, Wolfgram pulled his mount to the outside and worked strongly to the line to reel in Annie Gift by almost a length.
“That was a very good ride by Travis from an awkward barrier, and we’re extremely pleased to get a win for the Triple Crown team of owners.
“They’ve been very patient with this horse, being the late maturing type that he is, so it’s great to get a result,” said co-trainer Paul Snowden.
“It’s onwards and upwards now, so hopefully we can work him through the grades and get another win on the board this preparation.”
Words: Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers