It didn’t take astute jockey Ben Melham long to work out the way The Valley was playing.
Get to the fence and on the pace.
“It’s all tempo related and that’s how it is playing today,” said Melham after he took HOMESMAN (War front-My Annette) to the front from gate-rise in the Gr 2 Crystal Mile which was worth $300,000..
And it was over from that moment.
He duly led all the way to comfortably beat AGE OF CHIVALRY (He’s Remarkable-Onyx) and KINGS WILL DREAM (Casamento-Road Harbour) who just simply chased him all the way.
Homesman was resuming but he came in to the race was very good fresh stats.
Anthony and Sam Freedman train him nowadays and he ran like he’s back to his best.
He’s won $.1million stakes money and even though he’s a 7YO, he’s still developing and has his eyes on a couple more Gr 1 later in the Carnival.