RACING: Parramore takes the power back
TRAINER Andrew Parramore's decision to throw in a late nomination for Power Receiver at Grafton yesterday turned out trumps.
At the urgings of Clarence River Jockey Club executive officer Michael Beattie, Parramore opted for the Melbourne Storm Benchmark 75 Hcp (1410m) and his honest gelding led throughout to score.
Ridden by Stephen Traecey, Power Receiver (on the rails) managed to hold out the $2.30 favourite Murvate who finished hard down the outside.
"It was a good ride by Stephen," Parramore suggested.
"He's an honest little horse. I'll probably give him a break now. He's been up for a while."
Traecey couldn't believe his luck when rival jockeys left him along in front to dictate terms as he liked.
"Yeah, they left me alone in front," Traecey said. "That certainly helped. I walked from the barriers and had a really good run in front.
"He's a good honest horse. The 1400 metres was the test today and he'd probably had enough at the post."
Power Receiver started an $8.50 chance. The well tried Primed To Win ($2.80) again ran into trouble on the home turn losing momentum and given the pedestrian pace of the race could be forgiven for the run.