It was the well named 3yo filly, Bargain (Ocean Park/Shopaholic) that gave the stable its first winner for Mark and Garry Chittick of Waikato Stud.
It was on the big track at Newcastle, that Bargain scored in the Advanced Pest Control Fillies & Mares Maiden Handicap over 1400m. Full credit to a very patient ride by Jockey Josh Parr, but she never really looked like she was in the race. She jumped from barrier 6 and was always towards the rear of the field. Josh steered her wide on the turn waiting for the split to come, which it did at the 250m mark, giving her the clear air she needed. Together with stablemate Darling Diamond (Pierro/Diamond Drille) they set off to run down the leader, True Faith (Exosphere/Mignard). Bargain managed to nab True Faith on the line, with Darling Diamond coming in third.
The win was a great thrill for us and very satisfying that we were able to repay the faith and support shown to us by the Chittick Family.
Nb: Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers