Viceroy's Great Run - Best Presented Horse Consolation

Feb 17, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     

Viceroy ran another very good race to finish a fast-finishing third in the Evening Star Handicap at Canterbury last night. Beaten for pace early in the race, Viceroy settled in the latter half of the field, but started to make his run at the 600 metre mark. The leaders were going strongly on the turn and Viceroy was giving them a healthy start. 

But when Brenton Avdulla got him into the clear half-way down the Canterbury straight, Viceroy motored home to go down by 0.6 of a length. Certainly had the race been 1,200 metres (rather than the 1,100 metres), it would have been another Viceroy victory

However, as a consolation, and a credit to Luke and Viceroy's strapper for the night Andy Bourke (who also drove the truck transporting Viceroy to Canterbury), Viceroy was awarded the best-presented horse for the night. It shows you can look good as well as perform well! 

Photo: Andy Bourke accepts his Strappers Award last night