My Halo Rocks Wangaratta
Mar 16, 2017
The Dean Binaisse trained My Halo Rocks was impressive in winning the Mulwala Waterski Club Maiden Plate over 1300m at Wangaratta on Thursday.
Under Mark Pegus, My Halo Rocks was urged out of the gates, and quickly went to the front of the field. He held his lead throughout and then put some space on them at the turn with Pegus saying he "gave him a squeeze at the 600m and made him do his best work between the 600m to the 400m mark."
My Halo Rocks kicked away from the field and ran out a comfortable winner without having a horse in front of him the whole race.
"Yeah he is a bit of a one paced horse so we used the advantage of going to the front and let him race close to his top," added Pegus
"If you can have the others out of their comfort zone mid race then it puts a bit of pressure on them."
Pegus and Binaisse have built a nice strike rate together to combine for some nice wins with Pegus saying after the race "I've had a fair bit of luck with Deano and it's good to ride for him."
It was the first victory for the four-year-old gelded son of Henny Hughes at his seventh start.
"We had him going early and he was ready for a sale to Singapore but then he had a bit of a mishap so that was off the cards," said Binaisse.
"After that we just gave him a heap of time in the paddock which he really appreciated then brought him back in for two runs then put him back out."
"He was then leased to Andrew Benyan who had him for two starts and then he came back to us.
"He didn't get any favours first up and then he got a gem of a ride last start and we worked a few things out with him then that we took into today that worked well."
My Halo Rocks was purchased by 888 Racing out of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Winter Book.