Black Heart Bart continued the winning spree for trainer Darren Weir when powering home to land Saturday’s Group I Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.
Black Heart Bart won his first Group I race in the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville. Photo: Darryl Sherer
Black Heart Bart finished fourth in this race last year when trained by Vaughn Sigley. Since his transfer to Weir the five-year-old has not finished worse than second in four starts.
“He’s just a real good horse,” Weir said after Black Heart Bart ($2.80 fav) came through between horses to defeat Under The Louvre ($6.50) by half a length with Supido ($6.50) a nose away third, both finishing wider out on the track.
“He’s deserved a Group One win – his form before he came to us was terrific and thank god he’s held it. It’s great to see him win a race like this.
“It’s a big thank you to the owners for sending him to me, they could have sent him anywhere but it’s nice of them to send him to us.”
“He’s a big gangly bugger, you’d think he’d be better over a trip but he’s the perfect horse to train – he eats well, he works well, he’s very sound and he’s a good racehorse, they are hard to find.”
Black Heart Bart gave Weir his third win for the day at Morphettville, the trainer saying Black Heart Bart will head to Queensland
“The plan all along was to come here and the space between runs has been perfect. Now it’s three weeks to the Stradbroke which is ideal.”
Brad Rawiller said he had a trouble free ride aboard the winner.
“He travelled well for me and I was just looking for a run at the top of the straight,” Rawiller said.
“When the gap came he just went for it and really attacked the line – he’s a genuine Group I horse.