Woods wants handicappers to take it easy on seven-year-old

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 March, 2012, 12:00am


Sean Woods pleaded with handicappers not to crucify break through winner Champion Mount after the seven-year-old notched his first win at his 23rd start. The winning margin of 43/4 lengths was one of the most dominant this season, at least by margin, but Woods claimed it was against weak Class Four opposition and hoped his horse, rated 51 yesterday, would not go up in grade. 'Let's see what they do to him, if they're silly he won't win,' Woods said. 'But if they're not and they leave him in this grade, he'll be competitive. It was a weak race and I hope they don't overreact.' Woods had sent around 63 winless runners before Champion Mount's victory, which gave him six for the term.