Big weight no worries for Burgonet at Sale

Aug 16, 2018

Burgonet had plenty of weight, but the promising galloper was up to the task when posting another win at Sale.

Burgonet was a winning at Moe on debut for the Julien Welsh stable back in January but the four-year-old joined the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra stable for his current campaign.

Burgonet had taken time to build fitness, weakening first-up at Sandown before running an improved race when only four lengths off the winner at his previous run at Sale.

Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Dwayne Dunn headed to Sale to ride the son of Helmet and sent him forward early in the Ladbrokes Multimaker BM58 Handicap (1422m).

Burgonet tracked the leader in the middle stages before Dunn sent him to challenge the front runner on the home turn.

Burgonet took 100m to build his momentum under his 61kg handicap but proved too strong for his opposition in the straight, scoring but three-quarters of a length despite wanting to lay in late.

“I was happy to punch forward today, and he travelled well enough,” Dunn said.

“He wanted to duck left on me at the wrong time, but it was a good win with the big weight.”

Zahra said the stable was still learning about Burgonet but the entire’s Sale success was pleasing.

“We haven’t had him that long so we’re still working him out but that was a tough effort,” Zahra said.

“He enjoyed the longer distance here, but he might get a bit further on that win.

Congratulations to Burgonet’s owner and all involved with his strong Sale success.