Trainer's first win : "we had a decent celebration"
Nelson trainer Tim Fensom has credited driver Kyle Cameron and “a peach of drive” for his first training success.
Gosakhi, a $1100 purchase from gavelhouse.com, was an upset winner of race 2 on the grass at Rangiora yesterday (HSW Accountants/Promed Edgeware Doctors Mobile Pace, Non-winners, 3YO and older fillies and mares – 1950m).
The Bettor’s Delight five-year-old mare paid $32.30, providing both horse and trainer with their first wins.
“She’d been very unlucky in some of her runs,” says Fensom, “and really we would have been happy with top four.”
Fensom, a hobby trainer with three in work, is a mechanic in Nelson. He’s been training since 2017. It was Gosakhi’s first win in 13 starts. Cheering his horse on from “the local” in Nelson, the 35-year-old Fensom praised the drive by Cameron.
“He did a wonderful job .. it was a peach of a drive.”
Gosakhi led early then handed up to Kali B before peeling out at the top of the straight. She then produced a brave effort to win by three quarters of a length.
“We had a decent celebration,” says Fenson, “it was a good afternoon.”
And in case you are wondering Tim says he's no relation to harness racing's other Fensoms, Pukekohe-based trainers and drivers, Penny and Rhys.
The day’s feature, the Amberley Cup, was won by the Ken Barron-trained Chal Patch. Driven by Blair Orange Chal Patch was three back the fence before overhauling favourite Got You Covered to win by half a neck.