Overdue win for Wisdom Patch4 Aug 2019

After a string of close calls and placings, Wisdom Patch finally got his just rewards in the $22,500 SVS (Rating 65) over 1200 metres.

The Lance O’Sullivan-Andrew Scott trained four-year-old had been knocking on the door since his last win over 18 months ago but Saturday’s race was probably the right race for him to finally get that elusive second win.

Ridden by Taiki Yanagida, the son of Snitzel was midfield for most of the way before he took closer order rounding the home turn, and fought strongly to beat stable mate Aero De Paris (C.Grylls) by half a length, with the same margin to Straight Sets (M.Cameron) in third.

“He jumped better this time and got in a nice spot and settled well and fought well in the straight,” Yanagida said.

Wisdom Patch’s winning time was 1:13.43 (last 600m in 36.65) on a Slow9 track.

“It was a good team effort to get the quinella. I’ve been away for a couple weeks, so it was a good result,” co-trainer Andrew Scott said.
“Both horses ran really well. Wisdom Patch was due a win and Aero De Paris is racing consistently so that’s the main thing.”
“Both horses should have good early springs.”
“Wisdom Patch has been racing really genuinely, not a lot has gone his way last couple of starts and it was good to see Taiki get another win so it was a good day for him and the team.”
“It was a good run by the runner-up Aero de Paris with 59.5kgs on his back he should go through a couple more grades before the end of the year,” Scott added.

Wisdom Patch’s second win from his 11th start includes three placings for stakes of just short of $35,000 for owner K M Yeung.