Spain hopes to keep ideal record in Melbourne

Zac Spain wins on Jennyfromtheblock during Morphettville. Picture: Tait Schmaal

IT took Zac Spain roughly dual years to get a possibility to float in Melbourne.

Now a gifted immature South Australian neophyte manoeuvre could explain his second personality there in only 5 days.

Spain won his initial Melbourne competition during his initial try when Jennyfromtheblock constructed a fighting bid to explain a 100th feverishness of a Jeep 55 Second Challenge during Moonee Valley on Friday night.

The 19-year-old heads to Sandown on Wednesday to paint SA in a initial leg of a National Apprentice Riders array anticipating to say his ideal Melbourne strike rate.

Jennyfromtheblock, lerned by Lloyd Kennewell to whom Spain is indentured, showed superb healthy speed to lay outward a personality during Moonee Valley afterwards found copiousness underneath a assured float in a lurch to a line.

“It was a large disturb to win,” Spain said.

“She’s been a flattering good equine to me. I’ve won 5 on her, including a Murray Bridge sprint, a city competition and we won my initial competition for a Kennewell group during Balaklava on her, too.

“She’s always puts in 120 per cent.

“When she came behind from a paddock this prep, she put on a lot some-more weight. She’s a lot bigger and stronger.”

Wednesday’s Sandown competition will be Spain’s second float in a neophyte array after finishing fourth in Alice Springs final year.

He looks a good possibility to urge on that showing, with his mountain Tigidig Tigidig rated among a heading chances in a 1200m race. The Vincent Malady-trained five-year-old is on a third line of betting during $4.80 in UBET fixed-odds markets, behind $3.90 favourite Lord Barrington and Dugan ($4).

“He’s a flattering accessible ride,” a manoeuvre said.

“He gets in with 57.5kg after my claim. He hasn’t drawn a best separator … though he won there dual starts ago though they unfit him given he weighed in light. It was a flattering tough win that day.

“I suspicion it was flattering cold going to Alice Springs final year and assembly everyone. Now this year we get to go to Melbourne, so that’s another step up.

“I’m racing opposite some unequivocally good apprentices. It should be good fun.”

South Australia has a good record in a neophyte series, winning 5 of a 7 editions given a pregnancy in 2008.

The array subsequent heads to Queensland afterwards Tasmania and Western Australia, before a determining leg during Murray Bridge on May 4.

Spain has had a plain start to a 2015-16 racing season, sitting only outward a tip 10 in a state jockeys’ premiership with 31 wins.

“I’ve been removing good support from trainers like Leon Macdonald and carrying some rides for Tony McEvoy recently as well. When you’re removing rides for some of those large trainers it’s flattering exciting,” he said.

“I adore it. we can’t see myself doing anything else.”

ben.scadden@news.com.au

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