Abbasso Steps Up In Grade And Wins!
May 24, 2014
Saturday May 24th saw Abbasso contest the Girvan Waugh Handicap Benchmark 80 over 1400m at Royal Randwick, ridden by Jason Collet and trained by Chris Waller.
Jumping from barrier one Abbasso jumped away cleanly and Jason settled the Encosta De Lago gelding towards the rear of the field on the fence. At the 600m mark Abbasso was in 7th position three back along the rail, then once around the final turn what looked like a wall of horses in front of Abbasso, the horses fanned out and a gap was produced. Abbasso slipped out three wide and went for home. At the 200m mark the gelding was about two lengths off the leader sitting fifth. Jason Collet got busy on the gelding and rode him hands and heels, also giving him a few taps with the whip. In the last 20m Abbasso took the lead and went on to win by a head.
With juicy odds of $22 for those who got on had a very nice collect! Abbasso collected $48,750 from todays race along with a $20,000 BOBS bonus. Bringing his total earnings to $129,530 from only ten starts.
ATB would like to congratulate fellow owners Brian Bradley, David Campagnaro, Jodianka Pty Ltd, Steve Falconer, SCG Syndicate, Brad Hogg, Mick Rochow, Damien Shaw, Ian Wellwood. Well done and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the win as much as we did!!
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