Holbrook trainer's only horse in work pays for itself with Albury win

ONE HORSE, ONE WIN: Holbrook trainer Rod Weston's only horse in work, My Kind, produced a thrilling win at Albury. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
ONE HORSE, ONE WIN: Holbrook trainer Rod Weston's only horse in work, My Kind, produced a thrilling win at Albury. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

A Holbrook trainer’s only horse in work claimed the Benchmark 65 (1600m) at Albury on Monday.

Rod Weston’s My Kind ($26) edged out Wodonga trainer Liz Aalbers’ Smooth Danish ($4.40) and Little Jatz ($26).

It was the four-year-old’s third career win, but first since linking with Weston in February.

“I saw him on the gallopers on the internet, (and thought) I reckon that horse is good enough to win here,” he said.

“He paid for himself today (Monday), put it like that.

“It was a good win and (jockey Kayla Nisbet) she rode him just how I wanted, just behind the lead.”

Interestingly, Aalbers has just two horses in work.

And it’s Smooth Danish and Prairie Son’s success which has put off retirement.

“It (retirement) can wait, it’s not compulsory to retire next week, is it?,” Aalbers laughed.