IT IS easy to understand why Leonard Cain is enjoying Queensland’s Summer Carnival.
The Sunshine State has conducted features in consecutive weeks at Albion Park, with the 18-year-old reinsman capturing both.
Triumphant with Our Hi Jinx in last week’s Lord Mayors’ Cup, Cain combined with the same pacer to capture last night’s Be Good Johnny Sprint.
“It’s been a great couple of Saturday nights,” Cain said. “I only gained my metropolitan licence this season, and to win two nice races in a row is amazing.
“I’m rapt… I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Beginning quickly from the pole, Our Hi Jinx enjoyed the run of the race behind Glenferrie Hood, which dashed to the lead from barrier five.
Gaining a saloon passage along inside in the home straight, Our Hi Jinx scored from Glenferrie Hood and Aztec Bromac in a career best 1:51.3.
“I was pretty confident from the draw, and when we landed behind the leader and speed was on the whole way, it was working out in his favour,” Cain said.
“He was always travelling smoothly and when I asked him to let down he did it well.”
Set to partner Our Hi Jinx next week, Cain is developing a strong affiliation with the Ian Gurney-trained son of Christian Cullen.
The pair have combined five times for four wins.
“He is a great horse to drive and I’m so thankful for Ian for giving me this opportunity,” Cain said.
- PAUL COURTS