As honest as they come, Carry Me Bluey was one of the easiest winners at Eagle Farm on Saturday, the son of Carry The Flag racing away to a soft 2.8 length victory in the Class 6 Handicap.
A horse yet to run a bad race, the Norm Hilton trained four-year-old has won four of his 14 starts with a further eight placings to his credit.
“He is a good, honest horse,” Hilton said, looking forward to stepping the gelding up to a mile at Doomben in a couple of week’s time.
Like his sire, Carry Me Bluey enjoys being a racehorse, much happier out working than being at home – “he can be a bit cranky in the stables,” Hilton said, “but you take him out onto the track and he’s good.”
Confident that Carry Me Bluey will see out a longer trip, Hilton is happy with the way he travels in his races – “he settles well and really gets home once he gets into the clear.”
Raced by his breeder Bruce Reilly (who also bred and raced Carry Me Bluey’s multiple city winning dam Jillina Blue) with Leo Roche, Richard May and Kenneth Elliot, Carry Me Blue is a half brother to Sequalo’s six times winner Reilly Blue.
A mare who has visited only Lyndhurst stallions – due next month to Carry The Flag having produced a Sequalo filly last spring, Jillina Blue was a terrific race mare who won 11 races and over $150,000 during a 40 start career.