Jun 01, 2010

The first day of winter arrived and so did the rain making the surface at Benalla a heavy 8. MATEO relished the track conditions to secure his first win.

The entire by Carneige had been around the placings in many of his prior runs and it was wonderful to see him break through today for his maiden victory.

Ridden today by Mick Carson, he was able to get him to the center of the track and he came home way to strong for them to secure victory by 2.3 lengths.

Tony was delighted with the victory 'Winning a race anywhere is always a thrill and I was especially thrilled with his victory today at Benalla. He has alwyas shown us ability and to finally get his maiden win is very pleasing'.

Congratulations to his owner Neven Botica who has been very patient - we hope that this is the first of many wins!