Twitter Trophy Wrap
1st: Irish Flame (Daniel Stackhouse/Brett Scott) - $8.50
2nd: Hang Man (Jamie Kah/Mike Moroney) - $31
3rd: Savaheat (Michael Dee/Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr) - $7.50
Winning Time: 1:50.49 Last 600m: 35.75
Margins: ¾L x 2L
Former champion jumps jockey, Brett Scott, has trained his first winner during Melbourne Cup week with inform stayer Irish Flame.
Brett Scott, who had placed on a couple of occasions in the old Melbourne Cup Day Hurdle as a jumps jockey, has got the former New Zealander Irish Flame in terrific form, having finished in the top two at his past four starts.
Hard-fit from recent racing, Irish Flame ($8.50 with TAB) showed his toughness to fend off the late challenge from the Michael Moroney-trained Hang Man to win the Twitter Trophy (1800m) by three-quarters of a length.
Trainer Brett Scott said it’s great to see his gutsy gelding continue his successful campaign.
“That was a really good win. Half-way down the straight I thought he might have been a bit of a sitting duck, but when that horse (Hang Man) challenged him, he fought hard.
“The visor and the ear muffs have got him to relax a bit better in the run but also give him a bit of fight at the end in his races. Hopefully we can roll on and if he pulls up alright, we can go on to the Ballarat Cup.”
Jockey Daniel Stackhouse was the beneficiary of the ‘pick up’ ride aboard Irish Flame.
“Unfortunately Michael Walker was unable to ride today but to my fortune I was able to pick it up. It was good having the ‘bunny’ to chase and a big credit to Brett, Kylie and Tyler, they do a great job with their horses and he fought hard.”