EXCITES gelding Scream Machine picked up a small but signficant consolation win at Rosehill on Saturday three weeks after his unlucky Group 1 BRC Doomben 10,000 effort.
The Jason Coyle-trained 5YO was back home in Sydney after his outstanding run in the Doomben 10,000 where he finished 1.9-lens sixth behind Spirit of Boom.
Scream Machine’s weekend win was not without drama with the Tye Angland mount having to force his way into clear running late in the piece.
As it turned it, the horse had too much class and skill on his rivals, streaking away to win the race by 1 1/4-lens.
“I said to Tye that the run would come; I was just hoping it wasn’t after the post,” Coyle said.
“He likes to be ridden like that, if he gets a run too early he can peak a touch on it and so it worked out pretty well.”
Coyle said Scream Machine would remain in Sydney over the winter to chase (more) black-type races.
“I’m not going back to Queensland, there’s a couple of Listed raced in the next four of five weeks and the way he is racing if we keep him fresh, they would be at his mercy.
Races on the radar are the LR Civic Stakes (1350m) on July 5 and LR Winter Stakes (1400m) on July 19.
“He has definitely paid his way. He wasn’t a million-dollar horse. I love this horse, every time he comes into the stable he runs well.”
Scream Machine’s win saw his earnings reach $455,475 overtaking Sistine Demon as Excites’ highest money-earner to date.
The gelding is the second foal of Octagonal mare Sevillano, whose previous foal is the stakeswining Mossman daughter Parriwi.
Scream Machine is from the `Fancy Miss’ family which also boasts the Group 1 winner, Miss Margaret and More Than Ready mare Dreamaway who won the WATC Derby/ Oaks double in 2011.