THREE-YEAR-OLD Lost In Transit went missing before being found on the other side of the country as a weanling but had no trouble finding the winning post at Eagle Farm.
“I bought him as a weanling and he ended up in Western Australia on the wrong truck, which is why we called him Lost In Transit,” trainer Stuart Kendrick said after the win in the QTIS 3YO Maiden (1200m) yesterday (Wednesday, May 3).
“We couldn’t find him for about three weeks. He then grew up out the back paddock at the farm and never left,” he said.
“He’s been a little pet out the back. He’s a lovely horse, and a good story.”
Lost In Transit ($3.90) broke through at his fourth career start after placings at his past two at Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.
“He just had no luck the other day (at the Sunshine Coast). He got posted awkwardly,” Kendrick said.
“I thought the run was really tough.”
At Eagle Farm, Ryan Maloney had the horse positioned nicely in second and he was too strong to the line, despite still doing a bit wrong.
“He was wanting to get on one rein but has some nice ability,” Kendrick said.
“Hopefully, we can put another one on the board, have a little break, and we’ll have a nice horse,” he said.
Maloney agreed Lost In Transit would be better next preparation.
“He’s still very raw,” he said.
“He had the race fitness, but certainly didn’t have the race smarts.”

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