Edison set to tackle Mildura Cup

Edison hadn’t won a race since December 2020 when racing for Bjorn Baker but Nick Ryan, as he’s done plenty of times before, has succeeded with a tried horse and coaxed another win out of the five-year-old.

Ridden aggressively by Brett Prebble to lead, Edison kept running and went on to score by a length over Zoltan and race favourite He’s Our Bonneval in third, with Nick Ryan suggesting the drop back in trip was a key factor to winning.

“It was brilliant, a brilliant ride from Bretty (Prebble), we obviously ran him last Saturday (in the Winter Final) because it was the race we bought him for and set him for but we were mindful that he’d never won at a mile, he’d only won at 1500m but he needed a good gallop for today,” Ryan said.

This was Edison’s first run at Caulfield and a combination of tactics, distance and gear changes brought about an improved run.

“The blinkers went back on, the tactics change (to go) forward, and I think the horse really peaked today. It was a great ride and a great performance,” Ryan said.

Prebble was happy with the way the race unfolded, having his first ride on the horse.

“I had to coax him along to get to the front and we had a nice time, then I had to coax him along to get on his bike. He’s a real laid-back sort of customer and he’s trained by a serious trainer,” Prebble said.

Ryan already has Edison’s next run mapped out and is likely to stick to the shorter trips.

“I reckon we’ll go thirteen days to the Mildura Cup (1400m),” Ryan said.

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