First-up since an unplaced run at Mount Gambier in January, the 5YO son of Magnus held off all challengers to win the Geelong Taxi Network BM70 Handicap over 1418m by half a length.
A pleasing result for Daniel, the focus may now return to winning a city race.
“Yes, it was a good result, we will now probably try and find a similar grade race at Sandown on a Wednesday.”
A positive ride from Dean Yendall, including a clean break from the barriers help set up the win.
After beginning well and settling outside the leader Eluding, Yendall then applied pressure at the 600m mark.
From that point the pair kept driving to the post to record his third win at his sixteenth career start.
Yendall highlighted after the race that he was happy to go forward.
“He began cleanly, so I took that advantage and sat outside Johnny, it was just a steady tempo, and when I put him to the test early in the straight, he found the line strongly.”
Signs are that he can improve on his only city appearance, when beaten 2.2 lengths in a competitive effort at Sandown in July last year. A very consistent performer, he has only missed a top five finish three times with earnings just short of $80,000.
Congratulations to his owners.