Punters were all over Blow In from the time the markets opened, and he didn’t let them down when he surged away to an easy maiden win at Geelong on Friday.
On Thursday night he was backed from $2.15 to $1.80 with Sportsbet and he officially started at $1.75 in the Scale Facilitation Maiden Plate (1430m).
The four-year-old has always been a bit tardy from the gates and he was no different on Friday as he was last out of the before taking up position off midfield.
“He’s not just one step slow he is three steps slow,” jockey Craig Williams said.
“I got to one off rail which I was really happy about, but he just doesn’t muster.”
Blow In improved to midfield near the 600m before Williams hooked him out for better ground on the turn and he straighten up four-wide, two lengths off the lead.
From there it was an easy watch for his supporters as the son of Fighting Sun charged to front passing the 200 metres and under hands and heels riding went to the line with his ears pricked to score by 3-1/2
lengths from Hollerween ($6.50).
Williams rode Blow In when third last start in a much harder BM70 race at Sandown and the champion hoop is enthusiastic about the gelding’s potential.
“He’s a very unassuming horse and has a lot more to come,” Williams predicted.
Blow In was bred by Ryan McIver, Charles Dyball, Tom Glover, Clyde Hill and Jim Sheahan who share ownership with Chris Ward, Sam Porter and Mark Abblitt.
Trainer Jamie Edwards said Blow In raced below expectations last campaign but had matured and improved this preparation.
“He’s definitely a city grade horse,” Jamie said. “You never know we might be able to play in the shallow end of the spring with him.”
He said Blow In’s dam Rose of Falvelon was a handy sprinter who won eight races and was placed at Moonee Valley and fourth at Flemington.
“His mum was really fast horse so I don’t know if he will stretch out much further but I think if we train him fresh and keep him as sit off sprinter he will go on,” Jamie said.