Dirty Deeds might turn out to be cheap after Echuca win

Aug 05, 2019

Dirty Deeds justified a jockey’s long-range confidence with an outstanding debut win at Echuca.

Premiership-winning jockey Jamie Kah asked for the ride on Dirty Deeds the moment she dismounted the gelding after a jumpout at Flemington in the lead-up to his debut.

Dirty Deeds was green in the jumpout but Kah was impressed enough to make the trip to Echuca solely to ride the son of the former star Dundeel.

“He showed in his jump out he was very green but then straight away I really liked him and that’s why I came all the way up here today because I think he’s going to be a really nice horse in the future,” Kah said.

Dirty Deeds had no luck early, meaning he had to race three and four-wide for the entire trip but the gelding was in striking distance entering the straight.

The three-year-old raced greenly until Kah got him to concentrate at the 100m. Dirty Deeds knuckled down to his task late to score what turned out to be a comfortable win.

Co-trainer Simon Zahra said Dirty Deeds still had plenty to learn but he and training partner Mathew Ellerton would take their time with the exciting galloper.

“It always gives you good confidence when the jockeys jump off them after they have jumped out,” Zahra said.

“He relaxes nicely and he does everything pretty well at home but he is still quite an immature horse so we will see how he pulls up and won’t make any grand plans – just yet.

“He’s still going to grow a bit so there is no rush with him, we’ve always got the autumn but it’s good to get that first win on the board.”

Dirty Deeds was a $150,000 purchase at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2018 but repaid $12,650 of his purchase price with his debut win with the promise of plenty more to come.

Congratulations to Dirty Deeds’ owners and all involved with his debut win.