Four-year-old Wantage defied all the odds and won the 1600m Ipi Tombe Stakes (L) at Borrowdale Park this afternoon. He took on his elders at level weights and made it look easy.
By Ato, bred by Newbury Racing and Breeding Ltd, and owned by Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd (nominee Mr D E Evans), Wantage showed promise as a three-year-old and he has now won 6 races. Teaque Gould was in the irons and this was his third win of the afternoon, riding for the Bridget Stidolph yard.
Congratulations to all the winning connections.
The two most fancied runners fluffed the start. Yarraman broke out of the stalls and had to be brought back from the 1400m mark and reloaded – he finished fourth. Peggson was very slow away and was left with far too much to do, although he tried hard to catch up with the field.
Mr Greenlight came second, and Three To Tango third. The winning margins, when available, will be interesting.