Scrap Dragon makes it 10

Three-year-old Scrap Dragon stretched Tony McEvoy’s winning run at Balaklava to 10 as the trainer completed a perfect day.

McEvoy took two runners to Balaklava and they both won with First Diamond scoring first, then Scrap Dragon while at Echuca in Victoria he had one winner – Miss Siska – for a winner.

“It is very exciting to prepare 10 winners in a row over three meetings,” McEvoy said.

“I love taking horses to Balaklava because there is less chance of bad luck, and we’ve been fortunate that over the past three meetings we’ve had the right horses for the right races.”

He revealed he had considered taking four horses to the meeting but had decided against two because he felt they weren’t quite ready.

“There is no point taking horses to the races if they are not right.”

McEvoy will attempt to improve on the record when the club races again on Wednesday, July 18.

Scrap Dragon ($3, ridden by Jamie Kah, sat second before drawing clear to win by a length in the Royal Hotel / Tad’s Embroidery Maiden (1300m) beating Frosty Grey ($6.50) with Brybeck ($15), 1-1/2 lengths away third.

“The owners have been very patient with him,” McEvoy said.

“I’ve always felt he was a city-class performer, but he is still learning his craft.

“Today, he was in front a long way out and wanted to clock off. He’ll take great benefit from the run.”

Scrap Dragon trialled well before making his race debut at Swan Hill but finished unplaced failing to handle the heavy track.

“His work since that run had been good,” McEvoy said, “and on the better track he was able to show his true form.”

Winning jockey Jamie Kah said she felt Scrap Dragon would be even better suited over further ground as he had been strong on the line.
 


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