The Tinker's Son returns to winning form

Aug 05, 2014

A short freshen made all the difference for The Tinker’s Son as he bounced back to winning form on the Geelong Synthetic track.

The Tinker’s Son failed to beat a runner home in three Benchmark 70 races, including two in town, before trainers Colin and Cindy Alderson gave the gelding a short break.

The Aldersons brought The Tinker’s Son back to the races in Benchmark 64 company in the Sportingbet Winter Challenge Handicap over the 1900-metre distance.

The Cranbourne-based stable booked apprentice Caitlin Jones to take 3kg off The Tinker’s Son’s back and the move worked perfectly as the young rider handled the five-year-old perfectly.

The Tinker’s Son settled in the second half of the field from barrier eight but Jones was unconcerned, even when the son of Niello found himself racing three-deep with cover.

Jones let The Tinker’s Son improve gradually from the 1000 metres to be within range of the front-runners approaching the home turn of the $15,000 contest.

The Tinker’s Son worked through his gears to hit the front inside the 100 metres before going on to score by a half-length at the long odds of $41.

The win was The Tinker’s Son’s first since in Seymour success in November last year and his third overall from 11 starts.

The handy stayer earned a $9000 winner’s cheque for his latest win, which took his earnings to more than $45,000.

Congratulations to The Tinker’s Son’s owners and all involved with his return to form.

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