Patience rewarded with a double

Feb 09, 2017

Patience is a virtue it is said and our patience in I Boogi and Lord Sherwood was rewarded with wins this week.

I Boogi has always shown us good ability but he had developed a frustrating habit of finishing second in his races – five times to be exact. An increase in distance and letting him roll forward over 1600m at Ballarat on Tuesday saw him break his maiden comfortably by 2 ¼-lengths.

Scott Cameron, pictured with I Boogi, was particularly pleased to see the four-year-old break through.

“He’s always shown us good ability and has been frustrating but when you know they can gallop it’s just a matter of patience and working them out,” Scott said.

“He can be a little highly strung but once the jockey gets on him he is fine. Damian (Lane) gave him a terrific ride at Ballarat and he was strong at the finish.

“He is in again next week, it’s not our normal practice to back up so soon but the horse has come out of the race in good order and we’ll just see how the race looks.”

Scott took even greater pleasure in the win of his own Lord Sherwood the day before at Seymour. Travelling three wide but in a rhythm to the home turn, Lord Sherwood found plenty for Damian Lane to prove too good under 61kg and score.

Scott purchased the six-year-old son of Encosta de Lago in the knowledge the horse had some issues but felt there was unfulfilled promise.

“There is always an element of risk but we were confident if we could get the horse well and happy then he still had some wins ahead of him,” Scott said.

“He’s had three runs for us and they have all been satisfactory, especially Monday so now that he’s broken through I think he can go on with it from here.”