After a luckless three runs this preparation finishing a narrow second at each start, Thunder Point was back in the winners stall at Sandown on Wednesday. The owners have been patient with the lightly raced 6yo given it had been 752 days between wins.
Each start this campaign, Thunder Point could have arguably won all three of them, if luck had gone his way. On Wednesday at Sandown, Jordan Childs ensured bad luck wasn’t going to be an excuse for defeat. He jumped well from the wide draw, with the lovely long run down the back straight at Sandown, Jordan allowed Thunder Point to find his feet and settle into a good rhythm. He was able to get a resting furlong or two outside the leader and entering the home turn. Thunder Point gave a good kick, at around the 300m he looked like he was going to be mowed down by a wall of chasers. He is a very relaxed customer and you have to make him do his job, if you give him the chance to switch off he will do just that. Jordan swapped the whip into the left and with that Thunder Point continued to extend and held off his rivals to win by three quarters of a length.
Congratulations to the winning connections – it was a well deserved victory for their patience.