Plenty to see in Fly's Mornington victory

Sep 30, 2017

Making an early run played a large part in See Me Fly’s maiden city success at Mornington.

See Me Fly campaigned town for a significant portion of his previous campaign but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had the son of Sebring right his first-up test at Mornington.

The five-year-old performed well in his jumpouts at Flemington in the lead-up to the Dandino @ Bombora Downs (1200m) in which the stable booked 3kg claimer Liam Riordan.

See Me Fly began well but Riordan was keen to find cover for the gelding early before sending his mount forward out wide from the 500m and joining the leaders before the home turn.

See Me Fly hit the front on the home turn and did enough to hold off the runner-up, scoring by a half-length.

“Matty and the team came here confident that he was wound up and had come back a lot better,” Riordan said.

See Me Fly provided Riordan with his first city winner and came as a reward for his work at the Flemington-based stable.

“I’ve been going in there and doing a bit of trackwork and it’s my first city winner so I’m rapt.”

See me Fly’s latest win was his fourth from 15 starts while the victory earned connections a $22,000 winner’s cheque.

Congratulations to great stable supporters First Light Racing and all involved with See Me Fly’s terrific Mornington success.