LOST In Transit doesn’t look lost in his races.
The four-year-old gelding scored his fifth win from his past six starts with a breakthrough metropolitan victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday (October 21).
He was unlucky to not be shooting for six straight after finishing second over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm last start.
“He was very unlucky last time,” said Bayley Kendrick, deputising for Stuart Kendrick at the races.
“(Apprentice) Bailey (Wheeler) missed the ride and he had to carry the full weight,” he said.
“He had a bit of traffic up the straight but hit the line well and raced well.”
Bayley Kendrick said they’d been “scratching their heads” about whether to start in the 0MW (1200m) on Saturday after drawing wide.
“But a few came out. (Jockey) Ryan (Maloney) got him across nicely and had him settled outside the speed, which was good,” he said.
“He got him into a nice spot from that awkward draw,” he said.
Lost In Transit ($3.60-fav) finished strongly to win by nearly a length.
Maloney has now had three rides on the horse for three wins.
“It was nice to be reacquainted with him,” he said.
But he revealed not everything went smoothly.
“He’s still a bit quirky,” Maloney said.
“At the 600 he wanted to lug away from the other horse. I had to give him a bit of a shake-up and got there a bit prematurely,” he said.
“But he’s obviously got class and is building an impressive record and it’s hard to say where the ceiing is.”