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Jigsaw Wins Apache Cat Classic

Sat, Nov 12, 2022

Jigsaw Wins Apache Cat Classic

"I made a massive mistake thinking he could handle a bit of cut in the ground and you saw how dynamic he was on top of the ground today, it's the first time he's been on a track like this for a while," Alderson said.

Alderson told Jigsaw's rider Ethan Brown to be aggressive from barrier one and to try and lead.

"I said to him 'Don't leave any doubt here', I didn't know that he was going to hold his spot, but he did everything I asked and it was a great result," she said.

Jigsaw led throughout to win a trial at the Cranbourne on Monday and he replicated that performance five days later.

Brown said when he saw Midwest miss the kick slightly he was happy and that helped him to lead.

"That's what this horse can do when he puts his mind on the job, he's an extremely smart horse and Cindy had him cherry ripe today," Brown said.

He said although Jigsaw tired slightly, he still won comfortably and is in for a good campaign.

"He was getting tired late which he was entitled to but he still did it with ease, which gives you a lot of confidence going forward, he's only going to take benefit from that and very exciting times ahead for Cindy and the stable with this."

Jigsaw recorded a time of 57.24 seconds to lower Don't Tell Tom's track record of 57.44s and become the fourth horse to have set a new track record on the day.

Jigsaw ($6.50) defeated Sartorial Splendour ($13) by three lengths, with Midwest ($3.10 fav) a half neck further away in third.