No Masking Win At Mornington

Mar 25, 2017

Dean Binaisse was thrilled to get a winner on Mornington Cup day with Sir Mask taking out the last race of the day, the Cleanaway Handicap over 1200m on Saturday.

"It's great to have a winner on Mornington Cup day as most of the local trainer's try and aim a few at the day so to take one home especially with this horse is a great result," said Binaisse.

Sir Mask jumped well under Stephen baster and was urged forward to sit just behind the leader, Spreadeagled. He settled nicely throughout running and kicked up rounding the turn and reeled in Spreadeagled in the last 200m before kicking away in the 50m to win by a short margin to the closing Sahara Chill, another local trained at the track.

"Yeah he is a tough little fella and the stable has done a great job with him," Baster said after the race.

"He raced a little bit keen early but I was happy outside the leader you know with the way the track has been racing today.

"I don't think we went ridiculously hard, we were scooting along a bit, but to his credit he is a tough little fella and he fought hard to the line."

Sir Mask is raced by his breeders, Brett and Lea Davies, he is by Magnus and is the first foal of the Fuji Kiseki mare, Dark Mask. He is the only foal to race for the mare also with the two-year-old Miss Mask being the only other named foal from the young mare. Dark Mask was mated back to Magnus in the 2016 breeding season so the Davies' will be eagerly awaiting a full brother or sister to Sir Mask.

Sir Mask is now a six-year-old and has now won four races from 32 starts. He has finished second nine times and third a further two times, with a lot of those placings coming at metro meetings.

"He has been a consistent galloper for the stable and a really good horse for Brett and Lea as he has now won over $150,000 for them and they are great people and really deserve this." Said Binaisse.