Lindsay Hatch snares first Toowoomba Weetwood with family favourite Jadentom

Jadentom has always been cherished by Lindsay Hatch and his family and on Saturday she made it even more so when she delivered on the trainer’s long-term plan to win the Toowoomba Weetwood.

Hatch won the Toowoomba premiership last season but surprisingly had never had a runner in the city’s signature event, until he saddled Jadentom on Saturday.

The mare is owned by Hatch’s wife Tracey and was named after his children Jade and Tom, who were on course to witness Jadentom take the $125,000 feature under Andrew Mallyon, who is developing a great record with the stable.

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“She’s a family horse, we looked after her and set her for this race. It’s just unreal,” Hatch said. “It’s a shame she never had Brad Stewart’s weight, but I’m sure he will be happy. Andrew rode her a treat.

“Coming to the corner, I knew she had a turn of foot, she was trucking and I knew when he let her down she would let rip.”

Boilover in the Weetwood!
Jadentom kicks away to win today's feature at Toowoomba for Lindsay Hatch👏 pic.twitter.com/aNeGTQblrS

Some consideration had been given to sending Jadentom to stud this year, but Hatch felt being lightly raced as a young horse, she still had plenty to offer on the racetrack.

Mallyon had been on board Jadentom for her two previous wins and always had a lapful of horse as she trucked into the race yesterday.

“I was rapt with the run I had considering the barrier I had,” he said.

“I was happy to wait but all of a sudden I was going far too good and she put them away really quickly. She beat a quality field today. I teamed up with (Hatch) during the Covid Zone racing and we’ve had some really nice results.”

Jadentom stormed home to win the Toowoomba Weetwood.Source:News Regional Media

Alward swoops on Cup

Alward gave Chris Waller back-to-back Toowoomba Cups after Luke Dittman atoned for a luckless last-start run to win the 2000m feature in the last stride on Saturday.

Waller won last year’s Cup with The Lord Mayor and Alward landed a confident betting move to repeat the dose for the stable. Dittman said he had no luck on Alward ($5.50-$4.80) last time but was able to give him the sweetest of trails on Saturday.

“I was in an awkward spot last start. Before that he probably should have won, when he was beaten by the stablemate which had a beautiful run, and today he’s made up for it,” Dittman said. “The leader skipped away coming up the hill so I thought I had better get on my bike. Luckily he poked his bib out.”

Waller’s Queensland stable representative Paul Shailer noted Alward didn’t win out of turn, but Saturday’s race panned out perfectly for him.

“From a soft gate he got a good run behind a good tempo. The field broke up before the turn and he had a lot of momentum,” he said. “He’s been in some good form without winning for a long time. It’s a great result for Go Racing, they are good supporters of ours.”

Dittman has built a great combination with Waller, highlighted by a Group 3 double on Another Dollar and Sure Knee at Doomben in June.

Alward gets the win in a thrilling finish to the TAB Toowoomba Cup! pic.twitter.com/OERRofs3Kj

Kelly Schweida said Magic Conqueror still had no idea what he’s doing, but had an inkling he would make into a nice horse after he fended off stakes winner The Actuary to win the Toowoomba Guineas.

Magic Conqueror cost himself victory last time when he became spooked among horses and dropped out on the turn before picking up again in the straight.

Schweida applied pacifiers on Saturday and Larry Cassidy had him travelling comfortably outside the lead, and he was good enough to get the job done.

“I take faith in what Brad Stewart says, because if they’re no good, he has no hesitation in telling you, and he told me this horse goes good,” he said.

“Larry also gave him a good rap. He said he was jumping shadows at the 600m but every time he gave him a smack, he took off.

“I think he’s well above average and I also think he will run a trip.

“He still doesn’t know what he’s doing at the moment.”

Alward scored a narrow win in the Toowoomba Cup. Picture: Trackside PhotographySource:The Courier-Mail

Mishani magic

Les Ross has been saying for many months how much he’s looking forward to showcasing his latest crop of babies and he wasted no time showing everyone why, with Mishani Scandal and Mishani Operator providing him with the quinella in the Pat O’Shea Plate.

Mishani Scandal will now go for a break and be set for the Magic Millions in January, but he may not be the best of Ross’ young team.

“He’s a nice horse but I’ve got a couple of nice fillies that go a bit better than him,” Ross said. “Everyone says that and I guess at the moment he’s the best because he’s got the money in the bank.”

Ross said owner Mike Crooks had 30 two-year-olds broken in for this season of racing.

“I’ve got so many people to thank for this. First of all Peter McMahon and Kevin Thomas, who break in all our yearlings, then Simone Schultz who weaned all these and took them to the breakers,” Ross said.

“Sheriden (Tomlinson) and James (Orman) came out and trialled them at Mishani Lodge and then there’s a big team of people back at home.

“If it wasn’t for them we couldn’t be here today. The biggest one to thank though is M. Crooks. He’s the mastermind of it all. Without him it wouldn’t happen.”

Originally published asJadentom fulfils Hatch’s Weetwood dream

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