The final race of the day at Eagle Farm has gone to John O’Shea with Steps In Time running the gutsiest of races to just sneak over the line in the Daybreak Lover.
It looked like a big call by Corey Brown to go as early as he did pushing the horse clear of the lead as they were coming off the bend.
Brown, who had earlier in the day narrowly escaped injury when Free Wheeling fell in the barriers, managed to just hold out a late charge from the roughie Havatryst and Benny’s Buttons.
O’Shea was not at all unhappy with the aggression Brown showed, in fact it was exactly what he had asked for.
“That’s the way to ride her, great ride Brown,” he said.
Steps In Time was the lightest race horse in the field with just four starts and this proves to O’Shea she could be set for big things.
“She’s just won a stakes race against older mare’s, she’s got something to offer,” he said.
In terms of the immediate future he’s not too sure but the Winter Stakes would be the likely option.
“We might bring her back here in a few weeks ,” he said.
It was a great way to end the day for Corey Brown who hasn’t had much go his way at Eagle Farm, credit to him for sticking with the plan even though he wasn’t quite convinced.
“The instructions from John O’Shea were a little bit daring I thought,” Brown said.
“He said let her run he’s a real galloper, she deserved the win.”
Steps In Time only just held on after she hit the wall in the final 100m but a wins a win and it keeps her impressive record intact.
“She jumped to the front and controlled it,” he said.
“She hasn’t been out of the money in her first four starts so she’s a good horse.”