After saying goodbye to the “Big Smoke” and transferring from the most dominant stable in Australia, a five-year-old gelding can deliver an early Christmas present for his new Tamworth stable at Tuesday’s feature meeting.
Bajan Gold, a son of Irish sire Lope de Vega out of a US dam line, has his first run for the popular Cody Morgan stable in a BM 74 handicap over 2100m, just six weeks after his last run for Chris Waller at Warwick Farm.
That day Bajan Gold didn’t fire a shot in a BM 70, struggling on what was later thought to be too hard a surface. Yet days earlier, he hit the line to miss by a whisker in a stronger grade at the same track.
But he soon headed for New England, and was given a quiet trial a few weeks back in preparation for his home track debut. Morgan has booked form country jockey Aaron Bullock and, with the blinkers coming off, Bajan Gold can start country life with a bang.