Jun 06, 2016
It was a winner for another trainer but still an extremely satisfying one for Michael Kent, owner of Big Quid who was so impressive saluting at only his second outing at Pakenham on Sunday.
Settling back from a tricky gate for Michael Walker, the son of Teofilo travelled well throughout the 1600m maiden, showing a good turn of foot in the run home, quickly gathering in his rivals despite racing greenly.
The first professional winner for Alan "Tiger Keenan" who enjoyed a good season at the picnics, Big Quid impressed Walker who said "they have got a really nice horse on their hands."
"I was a bit worried at the 900m as he was off the bit but when I asked him for his effort he just launched."
"He could've won by a lot more but he wanted to lay in."
"Imagine when he gets up to 2000m," he said, adding that "he is definitely a midweek city class horse and as he matures who knows?!"
Purchased by Michael at the 2014 Inglis Classic, Big Quid is a lovely type of horse who unfortunately developed a wind issue.
"I couldn't get people into him as he was having ongoing issues with mucous so I sent him to Tiger to train out of the paddock."
Now in great health, Big Quid is an exciting horse in the making and his maiden victory was "a big thrill" for both Michael and Tiger who have been friends for nearly four decades.