DEBUT WINNER FOR THE MACALLAN
THE MACALLAN, a three-year-old gelding by ROCK ‘N’ POP who RAFFLES own a share in, made his debut at the end of October off the back of a few handy trial performances.
Starting as the race favourite, the Tony Pike trained runner was slightly slow away on the Heavy 10 track before settling just off the leaders. Running up on the heels of those in front before the home turn, the field fanned coming into the straight and jockey Leith Innes needed to chase after the leaders, but once clear THE MACALLAN showed plenty of fight to take the win.
“He such a cool horse, with a magic attitude. I couldn’t get away from the deep going on inside and had nearly given up….but it was as if he spotted the wining post and charged! He was great past the line!” stated Innes post-race.