Canberra’s Just A Blur Wins 2016 Wagga Town Plate
Canberra mare Just A Blur has won the Wagga Town Plate, delivering on a cool ride by leading country jockey Mathew Cahill.
Just A Blur came from near last to sweep home and grab the $100,000 race by a half neck from the Paul Murray-trained Sure And Fast.
Just A Blur gave trainers Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones their second win on the day -- the first of the two-meeting Wagga carnival.
It was Cahill’s second Town Plate win after his 2006 victory on Little Shrek and also ended a 25-year drought for Barbara Joseph who trained the 1991 winner Merimbula Bay.
The Town Plate victory took Just A Blur’s career earnings past $370,000.
“It’s just wonderful, in this industry you don’t grow old, you just keep waiting for the next good horse to come along,” Joseph said.
“This one cost us $20,000. She’s a great horse, I absolutely love her.
“I spend every day with her and you just get to know that she’s something special.”
Just A Blur may now back up at next week’s Scone Cup carnival before heading to Brisbane and Cahill hopes he keeps the ride.
“We had a good run, there was speed in the race and the race panned out just how it had to for her,” Cahill said.
“It was a strong field but she had the momentum up, had a good clear run from the top of the straight and I always thought she would get there.”
“I’ve had as bit of luck on the mare before. It’s a great thrill to win for Barbara and Paul.”