After taking out the opening race, Cowra jockey Mathew Cahill admitted he had a nice book of rides at Tuesday afternoon’s Cowra Jockey Club meeting, little did he know he would go on to ride four winners.
Cahill featured in the saddle of winners Super Pig, Super Chase, Sky Cruiser and Hu Hit Hu, continuing the local hoop’s strong run of form this month – now boasting 11 wins from seven different meetings.
Cahill’s first came onboard the Dean Mirfin trained Super Pig who has been in superb form this campaign registering three wins and two seconds since first up in Hawkesbury during July.
Jumping from barrier two, Cahill maintained a steady position along the rail before letting the Bathurst-based gelding loose at the top of the straight.
He described the wet track – rated a soft 7 at the time – as favourable for Super Pig and identified his superior speed at the line as the reasons behind the win.
“He drew to get the run of the race and he did jump third on the fence, we got a nice run and when we straightened on the inside he was good enough to take that run. He finished really strong,” Cahill said post-race.
“He’s racing in good form, it’s the first time I’ve ridden him but his last four runs have been good. He’s trainer Dean Mirfin says he’s been going really good and says he likes the track a bit soft which this one is today.
“He was one of the main chances. I thought top three. You’re never over confident, it’s always good to get the win.”
Super Pig ($2.80) hit the line ahead of Loyal Toast (John Kissick, $5.50) in second and Dog Tags (Ms Tiffany Jeffries, $4.20) third.
Super Chase ($2.50) was a similar favourite in race three.
Trained in Dubbo by Stephen Edwards, the result is the four-year-old gelding’s maiden win.
Sky Cruiser ($11.50) and Hu Hit Hu ($6.50) offered good returns for local punters in the fourth and sixth events respectively, while completing a great day out for Cahill on his home turf.
“It’s a tight track, it suits horses that race the speed. I enjoy riding here,” Cahill said of the Cowra track.