Rough Justice gets the money again at Flemington

Jan 01, 2016

There aren’t many horses that outdo the game Rough Justice for honesty and consistency.

And, the smart galloper added to his already impressive record with a strong win in the Red Tempo Handicap (1000m) at Flemington.

Rough Justice notched his fifth win in a 19-start career that also includes eight minor placings and more than $370,000 in stakes.

Rough Justice always races on or near the speed in his races and showed his trademark grit again in the final 200m of his latest assignment to post his fourth city win by a head.

The son of Wanted notched his second straight city win in the process of becoming the third win for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra on a watershed New Year’s Day program after Want To Rock, who is also by Wanted, and Magna Rossa also won their respective events.

Damian Lane was aboard Rough Justice in his latest Flemington win. Lane said the sprinter always gave his best in his races with the jockey admiring his mount’s desire to win.

“He is a real winner,” Lane said. “He keeps improving all the time and every time we raise the bar, he steps up.

“He gives his all in every race and it makes my job a lot easier when you ride a horse like him.

“He puts himself in a good position and he’s always tough to the line.

“It had been a while since his last start and he had to have a couple of jumpouts to keep him ticking over. Matty and Simon know what they are doing and it really shows through with him.”

Congratulations to great stable supporters Contract Racing and the Psaltis family on yet another terrific success in partnership with Ellerton Zahra Racing.