Opacity scored an impressive win at Doomben in a BM85 Handicap (8th April) over 1640m to deliver his ownership group a well deserved victory. He was given a lovely ride by Andrew Mallyon and was too strong late, winning by half a length. It has been a great training performance from Trent and Toby Edmonds who have taken a very patient approach with the 6 year old gelding since he transferred into their Gold Coast stable from Sydney in October 2022.
"That's a huge result on the back of a lot of hard work from Team Edmonds, just getting to know him and working him out over the last six months,"said Tricolours Director James Moss "I never stopped believing in him, and the first couple of runs this prep were all about building him up to today. He put the writing on the wall two starts back when he finished 2nd, and I was feeling really confident about what he could do out there today."
His next race is currently being planned.
Opacity was purchased by Tricolours as a tried horse in mid 2022. He had a very good record as a younger horse but had tapered off in his performances as a then 5 year old, and his previous ownership group put him up for sale. James Moss had always followed the horse and knew of his earlier racing record. He believed there was a good opportunity for Opacity to regain form and rejuvenate his racing with a change of scenery and a new training approach. Tricolours Racing has had a number of success stories with tried horses purchases including the likes of Pecans and Threeood. And now with his fantastic win at Doomben, Opacity can be added to that list.
A huge congratulations to Opacity's ownership group and connections !