|Leading jockey Jim Cassidy made a sizzling return to the saddle when
one of his two mounts at today's Randwick meeting in Sydney bolted in.
It was fitting that the debut performer Canzano would be trained by
Sydney's premier trainer and Cassidy's partner in crime Gai Waterhouse.
The Cassidy and Waterhouse combination proved much too good
in the second race of the day, the second division of the Petersham Handicap over 1100
With much of the Randwick crowd still amazed by the win in
the first race of the Newcastle juvenile Eastwest Success, the attention soon switched to
the Waterhouse youngster.
Canzano, who'd impressed winning a recent trial in good
style, is from the former talented race mare Ginzano.
Despite jumping from barrier nine the daughter of Canny Lad was much
too good clearing away from her opposition for a nine and a half length win.
Nesnas was second over the line, three parts of a length
clear of the third placegetter Tutelage.
Cassidy made his debut at the Sydney meeting following a
stint on the sidelines with a knee injury. During the two months off Cassidy underwent
some arthroscopic surgery.
After a couple of weeks of trackwork at Randwick Cassidy
told reporters he would be likely to take about six rides at the Sydney meeting on
Saturday. He also said he would extend his trackwork to incorporate Warwick Farm and
Rosehill in the near future.
PIC - Quentin