Hulking chestnut SHOW ME THE HONEY made the perfect start to his career when winning impressively over 1000m at Gosford on Thursday.
Following a strong barrier trial win at Warwick Farm last week, the Joe Pride-trained gelding started a short-priced favourite in the provincial maiden.
But after a sluggish getaway from the barriers, SHOW ME THE HONEY was posted three-wide without cover – a far from ideal scenario for a big horse negotiating the tight-turning circuit of Gosford.
Fortunately, jockey Jay Ford kept the horse balanced and the three-year-old son of Choisir dug deep to prevail in a photo finish.
Congratulations to SHOW ME THE HONEY’s owners on a thrilling debut win!