A Successful Combination
Up-and-coming star reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green has formed a wonderful and successful association with six-year-old Our Perkins and he chalked up his eighth win behind the WA-bred gelding when he guided him to an all-the-way victory in the 2130m Ramsays Horse Transport Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. This ended a losing sequence of nine.
Our Perkins, favourite at $1.70 and trained at Byford by part-owner Karen Thompson, jumped straight to the front from the No. 2 barrier and he was rated perfectly by Egerton-Green on his way to scoring by just over a length from Attack On Command, who enjoyed an ideal passage behind the leader. A Boy Named Rosie, unplaced at his previous eight starts, finished solidly from tenth at the bell to be third, just ahead of Destined To Rule.
Our Perkins has been a handy performer and now has earned $79,224 from ten wins and 14 placings from 58 starts. By American stallion Rocknroll Hanover, Our Perkins is the second foal out of the unraced Grinfromeartoear mare Foxy Cleo.
Foxy Cleo’s dam Shes Our Angel won four times from 28 starts in Victoria in the early 1990s before being sent to the stud where she has produced ten winners, including Sky Tower, who had 234 starts for 36 wins (34 in Tasmania and two in South Australia) and 74 placings, and Nightn Georgie, who won 11 times from 27 starts in Victoria before her final four runs were unplaced efforts in WA in 2002.