Alittle Lets Loose
Dec 30, 2016
A mare who has always shown good ability at home, Alittle Loose has taken a bit of figuring out so it was great to see her back in the winner's circle in the Zonzo Estate Handicap at Yarra Valley on Thursday.
Not a mare who appreciates being inside other horses, Alittle Loose was allowed to find her feet at the rear and from there she was always travelling well for Noel Callow.
Making an early run out wide, Alittle Loose straightened three wide and whilst she took a few strides to wind up she was strong to the line, nabbing the favourite Slam Bam close to home.
"Mick said she can't go inside them and they didn't go overly quickly so I was able to hook her out from the 600m so it worked out nicely," Callow said, adding that "I've ridden a lot of winners for Mick in Macau but this was my first ride for this owner (Rick Jamieson) and it's nice to get a winner."
"She is a mare we have always had a bit of time for," Kent said, "she showed a fair bit early."
"She just doesn't like running inside horses, she needs to get back and wind up and it was important at this track that she got moving early."
Whilst Alittle Loose has shown enough to be tried in much stronger company - four of her nine starts coming in Gr.3 class - she still has a bit to learn in regards to putting them away.
"She doesn't want to run away from other horses," said Kent, "she hasn't got that winning habit."
But hopefully this confidence booster will give her just that and we are looking forward to seeing Alittle Loose record a much deserved victory at metropolitan level this time in.
A home-bred for Rick Jamieson's Gilgai Farm, Alittle Loose is the second foal produced by the Listed winning Redoute's Choice mare Maloose who was also bred and raced by Gilgai.