Aaron Bain is spreading the love.
And the early signs are positive.
During the recent Albion Park winter carnival, the talented and enthusiastic horseman made the long trek by road from Gawler to Brisbane with stable star Ideal World chasing the riches on offer.
While a feature race triumph proved elusive, Ideal World raced with distinction during a number of events including his placing in the Premiers Cup behind star local product, Colt Thirty One.
But the trip north proved invaluable for a number of reasons.
Based at Glamorganvale (west of Brisbane) with Narissa McMullen, Bain enjoyed his time in the Sunshine State and the way the system works which prompted some serious thinking on his way home.
“I like the Queensland assessment system and decided to explore it further and found its another way for owners to gain maximum reward with their horses. So, after careful consideration, I’ve sent two horses up to Narissa.” Bain said.
The two horses sent to the care of McMullen were Prince Of Zanzibar and Just Seduce Me.
And the latter scored an impressive first-up victory at Albion Park last Friday.
The Ohoka Arizona mare overcame a second-line draw to defeat Mammals Magic and Motu Real Style in a time of 1:56.2 to claim the Mr Feelgood @Egmont Park Stud Pace.
“We’re thrilled because she’s always been a better front-running type so to score from the back row is an added bonus. Narissa said she was happy with her going into the event and her recent trial was good but until you go out and do it, that’s another matter.
“Taking a good time is an added bonus and only adds to her value long term, she’s a lovely big roomy mare with a nice pedigree so it’s a great start to the venture. I felt she reached her mark here in Adelaide but still had plenty left hence the move to Queensland.
“I think she can win a few more, hopefully some of those Saturday night mares events are within range. Prince Of Zanzibar is better than what he’s showing presently and I’m sure Narissa can get him sorted in time.
“I’ll be sending up another one soon, Hilltop Rose is being considered for a Queensland mission.”
Bain also has a number of racehorses based in Melbourne with Alex Ashwood and Kate Hargreaves and they’re also enjoying good success spearheaded by Cresco Park.
The talented horseman has prepared four winners for the new season in Adelaide.
And stable star Ideal World is set to resume very shortly.
The plan of putting the racing team in the best environment is certainly working and looks like paying good dividends.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | September 28 | Photo by Dan Costello