Return To Sender enjoys getting back down south
If there is one thing that is sure, it is that Return To Sender loves those road trips to the deep south. Good enough to run second to Messini in the Kindergarten Stakes at two, he won a further two races there at three, including at Winton, the venue for yesterday's win, the 8th of his 49 start career.
Drawn wide, the Mach Three 5yr old was allowed to push forward early for stand in driver Dexter. However, it was a good 700m, before he was able to assume control. Once in front Dexter looked to ease the pace, but the opposition were having none of that and he was subject to a fair amount of pressure throughout.
Turning for home, Return To Sender faced stern pressure from the Kirk Larsen trained Uncle Ben that enjoyed a soft run in the one-one throughout. It briefly looked like he would be mastered by that runner, but he fought like a tiger all the way up the straight showing the great staying talents that his famous mum Mainland Banner once possessed, running out the winner by a head in 2.56.4 for the 2400m mobile, home in 800m 58 and 400m 28.3. The win was Dexter's second for the day, further strengthening the big lead that he is building in the premiership.
Return To Sender has taken his earnings to over the $100,000 with the win and continues to do a great job for owner Ian Dobson.
Return To Sender takes his stake-earnings to over $100,000 after winning at Winton yesterday
Posted: Sun 20 Dec 2015