High Rev could be a plum ride for one of the star riders at the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship fixture after sealing a double for his trainer and jockey with another impressive display at Happy Valley this evening, Wednesday, 6 November.
“The next run might be the jockeys’ series race on 4 December, an 1800-metre Class 2 here at the Valley. He’s in really good form and let’s hope he’s not done with yet,” trainer David Hall said.
“He’s a very well-bred horse so how far in distance he can get we’re going to explore yet but I’m sure he’ll get a lot further than 1650 (metres).”
The exciting five-year-old made it two wins on the trot under a confident Zac Purton in the Class 3 Jaffe Handicap (1650m). The champion jockey made a wide move down the back straight that took him from second-last and cruising to fourth and rolling at the turn for home.
“I said to David, I wasn’t going to take off tonight but I wasn’t going to be six lengths off them turning for home; I wanted to just track up and join in and do it when I wanted to do it and the horse did it. He’s a nice horse; he’s a stayer so he could easily continue on with what he’s doing,” Purton said of the 1.7 favourite.
High Rev (130lb) was always in command down the home straight and passed the post three quarters of a length clear of runner-up Charizard (127lb) in a time of 1m 39.88s.