Pace Egg cracks it for a Gold Coast win
Nov 24, 2012
Developing galloper Pace Egg broke through for a deserved first win for Toby Edmonds Racing with his gritty success in the Buss Q Maiden Plate (1400m) at the Gold Coast.
Pace Egg joined the Toby Edmonds team during the winter months but showed he will be an asset to the Gold Coast-based operation with solid thirds at his first three starts for his new trainer.
The son of Commands found himself in a field with more than 10 runners for the first time this campaign, which ensured a decent pace the gelding.
Pace Egg settled second in the early and middle stages while the leader set a genuine tempo up front before his rider Anthony Patillo initially looked for a run outside the tiring leader.
However, the pacesetter began to drift out at the 250 metres, forcing Pattillo to change course and send Pace Egg through a gap on the fence.
Pace Egg quickened well at the 200 metres to take the lead before holding off the challenge of Winnaspinna to score by three-quarters of a length.
Pace Egg earned a $6500 winner’s cheque for his exertions, taking his earnings to more than $9000 from his four runs for Toby Edmonds Racing.
The four-year-old’s dam Heptonstall won the Winter Stakes in 2002 when the race carried Group 3 status.
Congratulations to Pace Egg’s owners - G Cooke, R Cooke, N Indian, K Campbell, F Martin, R Bevege, B Teale & D McGuane.
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