Duke of Danes breaks through at Caloundra

Feb 17, 2011

After a heart-breaking run of minor placings, Duke of Danes repaid connections patience with a strong win at Caloundra in a Class 1 1200m Hcp.

Bouncing rom a an outside barrier, Mitchell would allowed the gelding to come across the field on his own terms to sit back off to the outside of the leader. Coming around the turn, he travelled up strongly to the leader & under some nursing from the Apprentice he hit the lead with 250m to go. When challenged he dug deep under strong riding & was a bit too good for his opposition whenb things got serious.

Congratulations to Owners Barry & Rondi Saunders who have had more than their fair share of minor placings with the gelding.