Talented galloper Easy Jay made it hard work for his jockey Mitch Aitken but was again far too good, posting back-to-back victories with an impressive performance at Seymour.

Mitch, who won the gelding at Werribee last start, is familiar with Easy Jay’s waywardness and as insurance carried the whip in his left hand in Tuesday’s Trawool Shed BM64 Hcp (1000m).

“He is not the easiest horse to ride,” Mitch said, after easing down Easy Jay ($11) for a length win over Spicy Margs ($4.60) and Avid General ($41).

“He wanted to get in on top of other horses as he always does, but I was prepared and stuck the whip in my left hand just in case,” Mitch said.

“He travelled well for the first half of the race, and I was on the back of the horse I wanted to follow (Spicy Margs) but my bloke made it hard work from the top of the straight.”

After being wide with cover throughout, Easy Jay was last turning for home and made up four lengths to hit the front approaching the 100m when Mitch put the whip away.

Easy Jay’s winning streak has been undoubtedly helped by the rain-affected tracks at his last two starts, scoring on a heavy 8 at Werribee and a soft 6 at Seymour.

“He’s a horse who loves the wet,” trainer Vincent Malady said.

“Last preparation he was consistent on good ground, but all his wins have been on soft or heavy tracks.

“He won well in a better grade today and hopefully he can keep stepping up while the tracks are wet.”

Phillipines-based owner Putch Puyat owns Easy Jay and the son of champion galloper Lonhro has raced 13 times for three wins and four placings and $63,150 in stakes.


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