Rising jockey Tegan Harrison has produced a brilliant front-running ride on The Inventor to record an upset win in the 2014 Tattersall’s Cup and continue her stellar 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival campaign.
The Inventor took out the Queensland Times Provincial Cup (2150m) at Ipswich last weekend and won his second race win in as many weekends after Harrison took control of the race in the early stages before asking the tough stayer for an extra effort at the 400 metre mark.
Harrison has been in sensational form throughout the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and the first female jockey to win the Tattersall’s Cup was simply delighted to win a Group 3 event for trainer Bevan Laming.
“He did a terrific job and he is in great from,” Harrison said.
“Fortunately for me Michael (Cahill) jumped off today and I had been doing the work on the horse, so I am stoked that I have got a win on him.
“Bevan is so good to me and I call him Pop because he is like a Pop to me.
“He looks out for me and it is just such a great thrill to ride a Group winner for him.
“He is a terrific trainer of stayers and the horse has come through that race outstanding.
“He was very nice and strong the whole way around and he has done a terrific job.”
The Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) has always been the winter target for The Inventor and Laming believes that the promising stayer will have no problem running out a strong 3200 metres at Eagle Farm on July 5.
Laming admitted that running The Inventor in the Tattersall’s Cup was an afterthought, but he opted to run the five-year-old in the Group 3 event after he came through his run in the Queensland Times Provincial Cup in outstanding condition.
“It would have been three weeks between runs and he had never won backing up, so I thought that I would come here to get the miles into his legs,” Laming said.
“I did go through the times and he was one second slower than the horse that won the Cup, but his closing sectional was faster than his and I thought if we could run that today we would have a chance.
“I was one of the first to give her (Tegan Harrison) rides in town and win and she comes out and rides work, so you have to reward these hardworking people.”
The victory was Harrison’s second at Group level after winning the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) with Temple Of Boom at the start of the winter carnival.