Folklore runs to special win
By Jonny Turner
Folklore might have had a little help from above when she dashed to victory to honour trainer Jonny Cox’s late grandmother Edith Mouat at Addington on Friday night.
Driver Mark Hurrell wore a black armband in memory of Mrs Mouat, who died on Thursday.
Snookered three back on the inner before the home turn, Hurrell found clear air in the straight and Folklore zipped home to clinch an emotional win for Cox and his family.
“It was the perfect result, really,” Cox said.
“She probably hasn’t had the world of luck in her last few starts, but I think we had a bit of help from upstairs tonight.”
“The last two runs she has gone super, she has run some pretty good sectionals but she has come up short.”
“But everything played out tonight, obviously getting the run up the inside she didn’t have to cover an extra inch of ground.”
Mrs Mouat is Cox’s grandmother on his mother Dorothy’s side.
Folklore is raced by Cox’s aunty and uncle, Iain and Nola Wilson, Mrs Mouat’s daughter and son-in-law.
Cox said the family cheered on Folklore from the Wilson’s home in Winton as she ran to an emotional victory.
“I talked to my uncle Iain and he said everyone was gathered around at their place and when (commentator) Matt Cross said a few words everyone was touched by that.”
Cox said Mrs Mouat was a big supporter of his career and she followed his progress closely.
“She has always followed the racing.”
“She was a typical grandmother, she was always supportive.”
“She would have the Southland Times and have my drives circled wherever I was driving.”
“She would have Sky going on race days and race nights.”
“When I lived down there we always used to go on a Wednesday night for tea as a big family.”
“She always kept up with the play.”
Mrs Mouat’s funeral will be held at Winton Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 1pm.