See Soul Choice for tickets to Tasmania Oaks
Soul Selection Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Didn’t Worry About Booking Her Tickets for Tasmanian Oak upon withdrawal of the Strutt Shares listed in Hobart on Friday evening.
The first success in the feature for Waterhouse and Bott stables, Soul Choice faced only four opponents and led by a comfortable score.
Having submitted a $1.24 favorite, Soul Choice has always been under tight control to the satisfaction of stable agent Rebecca Shanks.
“Yeah perfect, it looks like a galloping track out there, she won with her ears perked up and Jordie [Childs] was one of the best when he was up front, so it was a picture-perfect ride for him,” Shanks said.
The two-and-a-half hour salute proved to be a valuable victory for the daughter of Redoute’s Choice.
“Getting rid of this black lettering was very important to her,” Shanks said.
“She is a perfectly bred girl and today is very important to her breeder, Mr. Fipke, today and beyond for her.”
Soul Choice will stay in Tasmania to lead the Oaks and will certainly be the horse to beat.
“She is absolutely a fat Oaks and will be staying here the week leading up to Oaks,” Shanks said.
Jockey Jordan Childs will also return to ride her, and while she has competed in slow-motion races in the last two starts, Childs feels more honest pacing will not be a concern for her. with her.
“I think she would be better with a stronger tempo, it’s just small fields, there’s no pressure and when she’s in the lead she’ll back down but when one gets close to her she wants to go a little faster,” said the Child.
“It doesn’t matter, fast or slow, she’s a very competitive girl and can adapt to anything they throw at her.”
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