“Wealth Elite was disappointing at his last start, but Simon said he needed blinkers,” said Burridge.
“That probably helped him today. He hit the line better.
“The trouble with him is he gets behind and you need to ride him for luck. The blinkers helped him to concentrate better today.”
The Brazilian-bred four-year-old by Midshipman came from well back to score going away from Super Smart (Saifudin Ismail) two and a one-quarter lengths astern with Al Green (Iskandar Rosman) third another length away. The winning time was 1min 10.54secs for the 1200m on the Polytrack.
Wealth Elite has now taken his record to three wins, one second and one third from 14 starts for stakes earnings around the $85,000 mark for the Loti-A Stable while Chalaza, who is twice is age, boasts a much thicker record of six wins, six seconds and eight thirds from 52 starts for prizemoney that has now hit around the $365,000 mark for Julie Burridge’s J Racing Bloodstock No 3 Stable.
Michael Lee, 29/05/2021