Robinson lands six winners at Coffs meet
By Brad Greenshields
If you're a punter who follows a jockey that's having a good day, then you would have collected money at yesterday's Coffs Harbour TAB meeting.
Allan Robinson had a field day when he rode an amazing six consecutive winners and a second in a meeting that belonged to him.
"That happens sometimes," was how Robinson easily summed up his golden run.
"Manly win some days too."
The jockey's great day started in the third race when he rode Ken Lantry's trained Mr Tibula home in a tight finish.
"They slowed up and I sat three deep and it was just a case of keeping him comfortable then," Robinson said of the lead-up prior to the five year-old's impressive finishing sprint.
"He settled good and went to sleep.
"He was the best horse in the race even though he did it a bit tough, I got to save him for the last 200 metres.
"Not too many horses have got a sprint more than 300 metres, a lot of them they were already riding theirs along just after straightening.
"I hadn't done anything on mine and he had a bit of class."
For Mr Tibula it was a sweet return to his home track after being a late scratching from the Coffs Coast Advocate Sprint six weeks ago.
That day a mishap in the stalls saw the Mr Henrysee progeny get a cut above the eye when he knocked his head.
There was no stopping him yesterday though as he saluted in a tough win beating Personal Look by only a long head.
Robinson continued to dominate all the remaining races finishing first past the post on the Brett Bellamy trained Good Card, Spirited Encounter, Saskarla and Fair Game before completing his sixth win in the last race aboard the even-money favourite Dashound.