Jaminzah shares dead-heat at Headquarters

Stable rep Jo Taylor was happy to take a dead-heat when the judge was unable to split Jaminzah and Balcazar in the $100,000 L V Lachal Hcp (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Taylor was representing trainer Chris Waller for Jaminzah’s fourth win in a row at Headquarters. “It still counts as a No.1. He’s tough and put his head down right on the line,” Taylor said. “It took us a couple of runs to get the weight off him. He was fat but is fit now and, while he’s going so well, Chris will keep him in Melbourne.”

Jaminzah is a son of Greta West Stud sire Master Of Design from Sarchi Lodge (Grand Lodge). He was bred by Ian & Vicki Bell and the latest win sent his earnings past $320,000.

“He’s trained here and is right at home at Flemington,” jockey Luke Nolen said. “There wasn’t much speed on but it wasn’t a big field. He wasn’t spotting them a big start and we got a nice drag into the race. He’s an honest horse and can stay in the groove through winter.”

Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) sired the winners of 10 races in May and the latest result improved his wins tally to 47 this season for $1.48 million in prizemoney.

Greta West Stud stands Master of Design for a $4,400 fee alongside King Of Prussia at $2,200.

Jaminzah (No.3) and Balcazar (outside) split the line in a blanket finish at Flemington