DECISION TIME WINS AGAIN

Sep 03, 2011

Jockey Corey Brown brought up a treble after just four races at Warwick Farm on Saturday when the 'tradesman' Decision Time took out the Group III Concord Stakes (1100m).

Brown had Decision Time camped behind the leaders early with Zaratone and Winter King setting up a solid tempo.

Meanwhile, Brown had made a decisive move on Decision Time and with the momentum hit the front early in the straight before Winter King, under the urgings of Jim Cassidy, responded and provided a challenge for the 2010 Golden Slipper runner-up.

On the line Decision Time held on to beat Winter King with Monton, who was having his first start for Randwick trainer Ron Quinton, finishing third.

"He just keeps on coming up, he's that good a horse,” Decision Time's trainer Clarry Conners said.

"He's had a lot of trouble and had to be nursed to get here today but it's worth it.”

Conners indicated the son of Foreplay would improve with the run and acknowledged the galloper's ability to win races.

"He's nowhere near his top, you can see it in his coat,” he said.

"He won his first three or four races of his career and now he has won his last four.”

Brown said the pair received all the favours but still gave the galloper a glowing report.

"The race was run to suit, totally,” Brown said.

"I actually pushed the button too early I got there way too soon.”

"He was running on empty at the 100m but he wasn't giving up.”

"I put him in the 'very good' horse cateogory.”

Decision Time took his record to eight wins from 13 starts with more than $1.3 million in prizemoney.

What they said – "He’s tough, a real tradesman. I was a bit worried going around to the barriers because he was so relaxed and casual but when they closed the gate behind him you could feel him fire up. He’s a beauty,” said Corey Brown, jockey of the winner, Decision Time.