|When CELLARMAN won his previous start at Rosehill Gardens, Chris Waller said in his post race interview that "Winx may be an owner's fairytale, but CELLARMAN is every owner's dream" and we couldn't agree more. The 4 year old gelding recorded his third straight metropolitan Saturday win this weekend when winning the 1,500 metres open handicap at Rosehill Gardens. CELLARMAN has had 12 starts this preparation and has won 6 times amassing over $280,000 in prize money earnings during this time; an amazing effort by not only the gelding but also Chris and his entire stable team. |
Once again a textbook ride by jockey Blake Shinn enabled CELLARMAN to achieve the desired result as he now knows the gelding so well, having partnered him for 5 of his 6 wins this preparation. CELLARMAN jumped and settled one off the fence in fifth position, behind the leading quartet. Rounding the home turn Blake peeled the gelding to the outside and similar to his previous victories over recent weeks, CELLARMAN showed determination as he let down strongly to win in convincing fashion by a half length.
Congratulations to the winning CELLARMAN owners Mervyn Wood, Margaret Wood, Titan (Manager: Kathryn Wood), Michelle Jenkins, Ray Aurisch, Ian Dix, Regina Crane, Beverley Murray, Arthur Murray, Darren Baxter, David McLeish, Wendy Smith, Jonathan Smith, Jacqueline Coulter.