By Brad Gray
Leon Corstens thanked his son Troy for pushing him to run Montoya’s Secret in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes.
“Main thanks has got to go to Troy. If it was left up to me I would have left her home in the box. I didn’t think she’d handle the track. He was the instigator in this, saying no, take her up there. He certainly overruled me and I’m pleased he did,” admitted Leon Corstens.
“I was getting a bit worried about the 1000m. We’re going backwards, should be going forwards. We got a good run after that. Everything worked to plan after that so it was really good.”
Montoya’s Secret winning the Vinery
Corstens said he’s assess the filly before deciding to press on to the Australian Oaks over The Championships.
It was a messy conclusion to the race with several riders hauled before the stewards, including winning rider Noel Callow.
“She had to dig deep, but she just wandered that last bit, she still held on though, it was a good win,” said Callow.
“I got there too early and she wanted to have a look around.”
Montoya's Secret - your winner of the Vinery Stud Stakes! pic.twitter.com/86HjDYr6Zr
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