Racing Rory (4g Mint Lane – Silver Sun) has scored a top win on debut over 1212m at Wednesday’s Strathalbyn meeting.

The rising five-year-old began officially trialling as far back as January of this year, but it was only his recent trial at Gawler that was enough to convince Mark that he was ready to go to the races.

In what was her first ride for Minervini Racing, apprentice Kayla Crowther allowed the grey to balance up in the second half of the field, before improving out deep as the field approached the turn. Straightening the deepest of the nine runners, she plotted a path down the middle of the track and Racing Rory – despite showing obvious signs of inexperience, charged home to record a soft win.

The team at Minervini Racing are incredibly excited as to what the future holds for our debut winner, and would like to congratulate the group of owners that include Sally Niehuus, Tobin Niehuus, Erica Niehuus, Amanda Astill, Noles Beddome, Greg Carey, Bushra Chaudhry, Michael Clark, Jason Daniell, Amy Hill, Debby Jordan, Jason King, Mark & Michelle Minervini, Uta Mooney, Libby Newbold, Robert Ridge, Andrew Spence, Tanya Taarnby & John Watkins.

Replay of today’s win can be viewed at

Daniel Borg

Minervini Media