In racing circles he might only be a pint sized thoroughbred, however Sir Mask has a heart of a lion and this was on show again at Caulfield last weekend where the son of Magnus ran his 7th second placing from just 20 career starts.
After a good beginning the 4yo gelding settled just off the pace, enjoying a nice trail behind race favourite and eventual winner Rich Jack. In what ended up being a tempo dominated race the master of front running rides jockey Darren Gauci simply controlled things in front on the favourite and try as he might young Jake Bayliss and little Sir Mask were unable to bridge the gap in what was simply a sit and sprint affair. The final margin was just over a length and a half on the line with another three and a half lengths back to third.
‘He doesn’t know how to run a bad race this horse’ Said Dean Binaisse after the race.
‘We have to be smart in the way we place him as he is such a small horse and weight carrying becomes an issue’
‘If we can race him up in class and still take the claim like we did today then he gets a very handy weight advantage which help. He has city class ability and he deserves to win one of these off season races’.
After yet another brave performance Sir Mask is enjoying a couple of weeks freshen now and will come back to a similar race in town over the coming 3 – 4 weeks. His record now stands at 20 Starts for 3 wins, 7 seconds, 1 third and over $85,000 in prize money.
Well done to long time stable clients and supporters Brett and Lea Davies.