Tan Lands Career-Best Win In Beaufine

15
Jul

It’s It upset the return of First Among Equals in the Beaufine Stakes (1000m), giving apprentice, Randy Tan the biggest win of his career.

Tan sent It’s It to the front and although the petrol gauge was reading empty close to the line the five-year-old held on for a gritty win.

First Among Equals tried hard to reel in the winner and loomed a winning chance on his inside, but with top weight of 61kg he fell just short.

Lockroy ran a creditable third.

It’s It, who started at $4.90, capped a memorable day for the Malaysian-born Tan who since coming to West Australia has established a reputation as one of the state’s most talented young riders.

Earlier he produced another top ride when he guided Profit Street to victory in the D’Orsogna Handicap (1300m).

Tan said winning his first major race in Perth was a thrill.

“It’s a pretty big achievement,” Tan said.

“I have to thank Sharon (Miller) and the owners for giving me an opportunity.

“The horse goes all right to and likes to be out in front.”

It’s It, prepared by Sharon Miller, has now won eight races from 31 starts and $320.815 in prize money.

Profit Street, who relished Tan’s 2kg claim and the addition of blinkers, has earned a shot at upcoming feature races.

Co-trainer Matt Giadresco and his father Peter have big plans for the five-year-old, commencing with next Saturday week’s Bolton Sprint (1200m).

“He’s ready to run in stakes races,” Matt Giadresco said.

Meanwhile Matthieu Autier and trainer Darren McAuliffe scored a double with Gatting and By Decree.

Autier copped criticism for his handling of Gatting in last weekend’s Aquanita Stakes, but he responded in the best possible manner.

Ridden patiently Gatting came from last and although he was pushed by runner up Rosewood Hill, he got the job done by a head.

The WA Derby champion will back up in a week’s time in the Listed Belmont Classic (2200m).

Julio Santarelli