Aaron Bain Racing celebrated a first up victory with Eddee at Mildura on Friday, June 4.
A six-year-old gelding, Eddee had failed to win in 53 starts before joining trainer Aaron Bain around
the start of 2021.
Bain had a few issues early on with the gelding but had him ready to take to the races today.
Coming from second last going into the back straight, Eddee came with a sustained run to score a 5.4
metre win in the Euston Club Pace (1790m) rating a good 1:59.8.
Sent out at $10.40, Eddee won running away from Bezzaboma ($12.30) with Promise At Dawn
($25.80), 6.4 metres away third.
He was driven by stable reinsman Wayne Hill who saluted at the finish indicating he had just driven
his 1600 th career winner.
Trainer Aaron Bain said he was delighted with the win.
“Even though he hadn’t won a race, I felt Eddee had the talent to win a few races,” Bain said.
“Today was a fantastic result because apart from the first prizemoney, he also collected his Vicbred
bonus.
“I thought from gate 10 he might have had the job ahead, but Wayne drove him brilliantly.
“He sat back second last before coming wide with a lap to go getting an excellent lead into the race.
“Eddee sprinted strongly turning for home and won well.”
It was a very good day for Aaron Bain Racing.
ABR is a partner in Aphrodisiac which won later in the day at Mildura.
Trained by Kate Hargreaves and driven by Alex Ashwood, Aphrodisiac ($1.60 fav) was an impressive
winner of the TAB Long May We Play Pace (2190m).
However, Bain said he was very excited about former New Zealand pacer Spirit Of St Louis which
won first up at Goulburn.
“Apart from ABR, our prolific owners the Wear The Fox Hat Syndicate, Rob Curnow, Bill Eade and
Pam Hastie are also involved, and we thank Summit Bloodstock for giving us the chance to be
involved with them.”
Spirit Of St Louis is trained by Belinda McCarthy and was driven by Luke McCarthy in winning the
RSM Accountants Goulburn Pace (1710m) rating a quick 1:55.2 winning easily by 7.4 metres as the
$1.85 favourite.
Bain said there was every chance the pacer would head to Queensland for the Albion Park Winter
Carnival.