Jim Byrne produced a vintage Ipswich ride to score his first win since returning from injury in the $125,000 Provincial Stayers Final (2500m) on Saturday aboard the Desleigh Forster-trained It Ain’t All Honey.
“That is exactly the way we planned to ride him. I have always thought It Ain’t All Honey was a very good stayer in the making,” Forster said.
“He should have won at Caloundra last start and the further they go the better he will go. It was a vintage Ipswich ride from Jim.”
Provided he comes through Saturday’s run with no problems, It Ain’t All Honey will likely back up in the Tattersall’s Cup over 3000 metres at Eagle Farm next Saturday.