Robbie Burns in dominant form at the park
While he has been out of the winners circle since last October, it was a second last week behind Cash N Flow that signalled that Robbie Burns was on his way back to some useful form. Last night at Alexandra Park, he dominated a nice field of intermediate class pacers, leading for the last 1600m and running home far too strongly for any of the chasing pack.
A horse that has always possessed his share of ability, Robbie Burns career has often been affected by injury, meaning long periods on the sideline. However, it was his tendency to hang in the running that has been his undoing many times this campaign. After his last run Robert was convinced that important gear changes had rectified that situation and was confident of a big run last night.
After beginning well and slotting into a nice run on the outer over the first 1000m, Robbie Burns was allowed to slide to the lead at the 1600m and always looked to be travelling well. As far as 400m out he appeared to have the better of his rivals. Able to run home his last quarter off the front in 28.2 seconds, he held too many guns for the opposition rounding out a convincing win by three lengths in a smart 3.22.9 for the 2700m from the stand.
Last night's win was the the 9th from 37 starts for the Live Or Die five year old and takes his stake earnings to just over the $100,000 mark.
Robbie Burns registers win nine of his 37 start career
Posted: Sat 06 May 2017