Laughing Heir won first time out over 1200m at Launceston yesterday from a 14-strong field.
The Street Boss x Pedigree Pays gelding was bred at Quilly Park.
‘When we bought Laughing Heir 12 months ago, our client took him on knowing that he’d take a bit of time. He was difficult to start with but once he started to understand what was being asked he began to come around.
‘He showed a fair bit of promise once he started galloping. We gave him a break and brought him back for a jump out, then he went on to win his trial a couple of weeks ago.
‘His dam [Pedigree Pays] produced Ruperton who won in slow conditions so we thought he might be able to handle the heavy going as well.
‘Laughing Heir’s only going to get better as he matures. He’s got a fair bit of ability and I think he’ll do great in 6 months’ time.’
Paul Maher, Trainer (Brighton)
‘He’s got a very big future ahead of him.’
Sigrid Carr, Jockey
Raceday photographs: Izabelle Maher / Bell’s Photography.