MORNINGTON-based racehorse trainer Jason Warren is enjoying a winning run of late alongside Victorian thoroughbred farm, Rosemont Stud.
The pair combined to win two metropolitan races with two runners on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December in slashing style.
Warren, who has trained out of his private property Denistoun Park, Tuerong for the past seven years, saddled up Miss Toorak Flyer on the Friday night at Cranbourne where the mare made a winning return to the racetrack.
It was no ordinary return either from Miss Toorak Flyer who flew home over the 1000m sprinting trip to score a last-to-first victory and bring up her fourth win from nine career starts. She clocked the quickest overall time of the night with a time of 58.25, as well as recording the fastest 800m (44.50), 600m (34.10), 400m (22.82) and 200m (11.56) sectionals for the entire meeting.
Warren, who has 35 horses in work, said he was stoked with her return.
“I thought it was fantastic,” Warren said.
“The rail was out at Cranbourne that night, so it sometimes makes it a little hard to win from the back when the rails out like that. They did go hard and she was back in the run so I thought her effort was really good.
“I thought she was our best chance for the week and we did have four winners last week which is just ridiculous with how quiet our run was before that – a lot of placings but just not the wins.”
The success continued onto the following day for Rosemont Stud and Jason Warren as their two-year-old Brooklyn Hustle made a sensational winning debut at Moonee Valley.
Despite having confidence in the two-year-old pre-race, Warren said he didn’t think it could win after missing the start and landing in what seemed to be an impossible position.
“Prior to the run I thought that she could be the real deal,” he said. “I was pretty certain that she was very good, I just didn’t know how good.”
“When she was slow away, I said to my partner ‘I don’t think we can win from here’. I went to the Valley sort of thinking we could win but I didn’t really expect her to be missing the start and doing that.”
Having missed the start, Brooklyn Hustle camped at the rear of the field before unleashing a devastating turn of foot to reel in the leaders and being eased down before the winning post. Not only was the daughter of Starspangledbanner’s victory impressive to the eye, but it was also favourable on the stopwatch with an overall time of 58.80 secs.
Brooklyn Hustle ran the equal quickest final 600 metres of the meeting (33.16 seconds), sharing that honour with four-year-old mare Caribbean Pearl. Five-year-old gelding Invincible Al, a regular sectional star, was the only horse on the day to have a quicker final 800 metres.
“Times don’t lie and that’s the thing, she’s got the times on the board for how good her effort was,” Warren said.
“It’s exciting. There’s not many two-year-old’s this year that have gotten that far back and still won. It’s a pretty surreal sort of run.”
Brooklyn Hustle has now opened up as equal-favourite ($6.50) for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday 23 February and will prepare for her next run in the Blue Diamond Prelude.
“She’s at Rosemont at the moment and will have 10 days in the paddock there and have 10 days on the water walker and then she’ll be back to us on the 24th of December to get ready for the prelude,” Warren said.
Warren said that Miss Toorak Flyer will now be heading to Sydney with stablemate Bel Sonic as they prepare for the Magic Millions racing carnival on the Gold Coast.
Warren said that Bel Sonic will head to the Magic Millions Classic at Wyong on Wednesday 12 December while Miss Toorak Flyer will target a race at either Canterbury on Friday 14 December or head to Randwick the following day.