Chimes ring for new partnership

Monarch Chimes (inner) beating Big 'n' to give the David and Emma-Lee Browne partnership its first win at Matamata today. (Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images).

Monarch Chimes (inner) beating Big ‘n’ to give the David and Emma-Lee Browne partnership its first win at Matamata today. (Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images).

A win at Matamata today by a new Cambridge training partnership could be a pointer to further success at Hastings this weekend.

David Browne and his wife, Emma-Lee, joined forces in a training partnership on August 1 and celebrated their first joint success when Monarch Chimes prevailed in the Marks Ewen & Associates 2000.

Capping two placings from four earlier starts, the Shinko King four-year-old led then looked beaten when headed by Big ‘N’ Rich inside the final 300 metres, but kicked back strongly under the urgings of Opie Bosson to score by a neck.

“Every time he got in front by himself he pulled up, but then got going again when headed,” said Bosson.

Monarch Chimes was the fourth starter for the Browne partnership and marked the 54th win for Emma-Lee Browne, who had previously trained in partnership with her father, Jeff McVean, for nine seasons.

With McVean relinquishing his trainers’ licence to concentrate on equestrian commitments, it was an opportune time to give his son-in-law more official recognition in the stable.

The Browne stable had just the one starter at Matamata, but has three acceptors at Saturday’s Hastings meeting. Blizzard will contest the first event, Dresden Park the fourth and Nigelissima the eighth.