Boutique stable suits son of Ocean Park
Lightly raced five year-old Senrima Tide is appreciating the small stable environment with John and Chris Meagher at their Eagle Farm base.
Senrima Tide scored his first win for Meagher Racing at the Gold Coast last week at his fourth start for the stable.
The Gold Coast win also showcased the talents of underrated young rider Jag Guthman-Chester.
Senrima Tide had been troubled by frustrating minor issues in recent seasons, but looks to have finally turned the corner under Team Meagher.
Ontrack’s Grant Morgn also paid tribute to the work of John and Noreen Mott at Kilto Park, who looked after Senrima Tide during a prolonged spell prior to his current preparation.
“The team at Kilto Park put a great deal of effort to getting this fellow right before he headed back into training at Eagle Farm,” said Grant Morgan.
“Since arriving at Eagle Farm he has really thrived. He is enjoying his racing now and the Gold Coast win showed a good deal of determination in what was a small, but useful field.
“We will continue to keep him a bit on the fresh side and keep his races at the 1400m-1600m range. It’s tempting to stretch him out in trip but he just may race better on the fresh side,” said Grant Morgan.
A lightly framed first crop son of highly successful New Zealand sire Ocean Park, Senrima Tide was originally prepared at Caulfield with Mick Price before being sent North. His prior victories came at Sandown and Wangaratta.
Meagher Racing operates boutique stables at both Mornington (Victoria) and Eagle Farm (Queensland).
Headed by Hall of Fame and Melbourne Cup winning John Meagher, Meagher Racing also retains a highly successful Singapore stable under Daniel Meagher.
“COVID has certainly presented its challenges for the stable with travel restrictions placing further responsibility on Eagle Farm foreman Andy Kermond.
“Full credit must go to Andy and his team who have put a lot of effort into getting Senrima Tide back to being a happy and healthy horse who is most importantly relishing being a racehorse,” said Grant Morgan.
Despite its small numbers, the stable has enjoyed a successful year with the talented sprinter Pippie who has won twice at Group 1 level in 2020.
Ontrack and Meagher Racing have enjoyed good success since the Meagher Racing re-established itself in Australia in 2013 after a highly successful period in Singapore.
Black type performers for the combination have included Savanna Amour, Arctic Shock, Harada Bay, Cymbalism and Cruising Speed.