2nd Win on the Board for 3 Year Old Gelding by Nicconi, Don Luigi at Goulburn
May 21, 2021
3 year old gelding by Nicconi, Don Luigi, has continued his impressive strike rate to secure his second win from only 11 starts, not to mention also from that record, two seconds and a third. He took out the Class 2 race over 1215 metres at Goulburn on 9 May 2021 on a heavy 9 rated track. He had Jockey Jeff Penza aboard for the ride and they jumped from barrier 6.
Don Luigi left the gates well and raced up strongly towards the front of the pack. He was able to slide across and park into second position, one off the rails, taking a slight trail behind the leader.
Don Luigi looked to travel a little keenly during the run but Jeff was able to move him up to sit outside the leader and into a nice position leading into the turn.
Down the straight, apart from being a little green in running, he was able to extend his lead on the second horse and hold off any challengers and actually pull away nicely at the point of crossing the line, even despite the heavy conditions.
It is so great to see Don Luigi putting the pieces together and he has turned into a lovely racehorse.
We hope his wonderful bunch of owners and long-time supporters of the stable win many, many more races with this little firecracker. Best of luck to you all.
Thank you to Jeff Penza for the patient and well-timed ride.
Big thank you again to all my staff for their hard work day in and day out, not only on race days, but every day!
Photo courtesy of Bradley Photographers.