Our highly rated 2yo THE ASTROLOGIST returned to racing with a tough on pace win at Cranbourne. Dogged by bad luck at his first 2 starts, the big boy (returning as a gelding) made his own luck and dominated from outside the leader. Things looked dire early when he was crunched from both sides on jumping. Let slide forward, he sat a half length to the good of a horse on the fence when the roughie of the field started attacking mid race 3 wide.
Kept balance and in a rhythm by premier ridder Dwayne Dunn, he shook them off on straightening bounding 2 lengths clear. Would the early work take a toll and THE ASTROLOGIST be left a sitting shot – no way, this talented son of Zoustar dug in and forged away for a good tough win. Thanks to great training performance by McEvoy/Mitchell racing and superb cool ride by our man Dwayne Dunn who is 2 for 2 on Bennett Racing horses.
Congratulations to all the Owners, a number of first timers who were suitably thrilled…great stuff.