Letspendanitetogetha highlights a top night for stable
A horse that has always been highly regarded in the Robert Dunn stable, Letspendanitetogetha has had his share of issues throughout his racing career. In what was a perfectly timed drive by catch diver Jimmy Curtin last night, he came from a mile off them on the turn to win like the very good horse that he is.
Going into last night's New Brighton Cup, Letspendanitetogetha had been let go by the punters somewhat after blowing to bits in his last two stand start races. While slowly away on this occasion, the key was that it was a safe beginning.
After settling third last without cover, he was well enough positioned, four back on the outer from the 1200m. As the pace picked up appreciably from the 800m, Letspendanitetogetha was giving the leader and hot favourite The Fixer about six lengths. Pulled four wide with his run at the 400m, Letspendanitetogetha joined in with his run at the 200m, outside a fellow swooper in AG's White Socks. In what was a grinding finish, he outstayed the second favorite AG's White Socks by a nose, with favourite The Fixer and Forgotten Highway deadheating for third just half a neck away.
Last night's win at Group Three level, has also quaranteed the Washington VC six year old a start in this year's New Zealand Cup, just over eight weeks away, a real thrill for his owners Terry McDonald and Reg Storer.
Captain Dolmio, Alta Orlando and Billy Badger were other stable runners in the night's feature.
Captain Dolmio had to work a bit to get the lead before trailling The Fixer. He ran home resolutely up the passing lane to be beaten just over a length in another encouraging run.
Alta Orlando loomed widest of all turning for home and momentarily looked a big threat before peaking on his run late. Billy Badger ran home nicely up the markers late and will definitely improve with the run.
The win was Letspendanitetogetha's 9th from just 27 starts and takes his stake-earnings to over the $80,000 mark.
Posted: Sat 15 Sep 2018