2022 Straight Six Replay
“I thought I'd get the back of the favourite (Front Page) with Lewis German but it didn't really travel and then I swapped onto the back of Luke (Nolen, Sirius Suspect) and I was just looking for a way to get out without causing any interference and I had a lap full of horse, I was travelling the best of anyone at the 200m,” Meech said.
Meech also said it was a big thrill to win for young trainer Andrew Bobbin, who was able to celebrate his first Stakes winner at headquarters.
“It's a great feeling,” she continued.
“He's young, he's on the way up, he's so positive.
“He's a joy and a pleasure to ride for. I've been to his farm a couple of times, the way he's turned it around in the last twelve months is unreal. It's got to be seen to be believed what he's doing.”
While it was a “joy and a pleasure” for Meech, Bobbin said today's win was a “highlight” in his short career.
“This is what I always wanted to do,” he said.
“To win one here is certainly a highlight.
“He (Ocean Beyond) showed plenty of promise early, once he came to our place he's just thriving in the country environment.
“He looks like a mountain goat, he's that wooly and rough looking, but he lives outside in a yard and clearly it's working.”