Cook lands a double
IT KEEPS getting better for young Rockhamp-ton trainer Tim Cook and it looks like more wins are in store after his talented duo Victory Siren and Inverse Ratio won again at Rockhampton's Tatt's Race Club meeting yesterday. Sharing the spoils with Cook was talented Gold Coast jockey Lacey Morrison, who is relaunching her spectacular career in the process. Morrison, the boom Brisbane apprentice jockey of just a few seasons ago, brought both sprinters with whirlwind finishes to claim their victories.
She brought Victory Siren ($3.50) down the outside to challenge and beat Rory's North (Mark Barnham, $26.00) in the $17,100 Rising Stars Prelude (1200m). Victory Siren ran away for a 1.25 lengths win in the fast time of 1 minute 9.95 seconds.
The win stamped Victory Siren likely favourite for the $20,000 Rising Star Final (1300m) on June 11. Cook has so much to look forward to in June as Inverse Ratio looks an ideal type for the $54,500 Rockhampton XXXX Newmarket (1300m) on June 16.
In winning the $15,200 Hasting Deering Tattersall's Sprint (1200m), Inverse Ratio ($5.50) put in a herculean effort storming home from near last on the home turn to claim and beat Tycoon Ted (Michael Evans, $8.00) by a shorthead. Cook's Town Player (John Stephens, $8.00) ran a mighty race to finish just a long-neck back third.
Inverse Ratio was having only his second run back from a spell so he will be further improved and the extra 100 metres of the Newmarket looks tailor-made.
In the last fortnight, Cook has won six Rockhampton races with his small team.