Big Horse? is back: trainer
By Geoff Heath
TRAINER Bruce Swan declared the 'Big Horse' Concitare back on track for a tilt at this year's July Carnival.
Starting at the good odds of $4.00 Concitare held off the fast finishing $2.70fav Thats My Mum to win by a half neck in the Brown & Hurley Group 1750m Open Hcp.
Coming off a couple of indifferent performances at Coffs Harbour and Ballina, Concitare returned to his home track where he has won at his only start over 1750m.
Swan indicated that Concitare would go around in a 2000m race in two weeks time at Grafton as part of his July Carnival preparation.
John Shelton and Stephen Traecey again proved what a formmidable combination they are, winning the first two events on the program.
Their first winner, Sonofa Star was $2.00 favourite and accounted for I Want My Mum and Fiddler's Twist, while Royal Maizcay raced away to defeat $3.00 favourite Oh Black Betty by three and three quarter lengths, with Good Feng Shui a further six and a half lengths away third.
Coffs Harbour galloper Victory Walk recorded his first win from five starts at Grafton when he held out the fast-finishing Margaret Elaine in the 1000m Cummins Class 4 Hcp.
Victory Walk served notice of a return to form with a close fourth to Laughing Cavalier at Tamworth last start.
Grafton races again on Saturday, May 20 with a meeting fully covered by the TAB.