Walk Right In wins Lightening Handicap at Riverside, Gunnedah

Walk Right In and Keagan Latham after winning the Breaker Morant Lightning Prelude at Gunnedah on Thursday.
Walk Right In and Keagan Latham after winning the Breaker Morant Lightning Prelude at Gunnedah on Thursday.

WALK Right In jumped right into a narrow gap to win the GJC Breaker Morant Lightning Prelude Benchmark 70 Handicap (1000m) at Gunnedah on Thursday.

The Paul Perry-trained gelding made it three wins in succession when South African jockey Keagan Latham gambled on taking an inside run before storming to a length and three quarter win from Mr Pumblechook with Aspiring a half neck away third.

Latham was dramatic in his description of the circumstances he was faced with when he talked to stable foreman Nathan Perry, son of Paul Perry, after the event.

“There wasn’t much of a gap there,” Latham told Nathan Perry.

“But he was going so well so I jumped right in there and he shot through.”

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Nathan Perry applauded the ride and the decision to take the inside run.

“He showed a lot of promise as a two-year-old and ran a few placings in some Stakes races as a two and three-year-old,” Nathan Perry said.

“We’re just trying to get him back to where he was and might have to step up some benchmark races in the city now.”

Walk Right in has won successive races at Muswellbrook, Quirindi and Gunnedah crashing his career prizemoney through the $100,000 barrier to almost $110,000.