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Jack's a ripper at the Coast
TRACK specialist Brigadoon Jack maintained his outstanding winter form with another dashing frontrunning display at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
The Bruce Hill-trained five-year-old boasts six wins and a luckless second from seven starts at the Gold Coast after adding today’s Howl At The Moon Benchmark 85 Hcp (1200m) to his record.
Ridden by Hill’s apprentice Tegan Harrison, Brigadoon Jack ($1.70 fav) jumped straight to the front and kicked strongly over the final 200m to score by 2-1/4 lengths. Back On Top ($6) battled on for second with three-quarters of a length to Sheedy ($4.40) in third.
Brigadoon Jack has won at his last four appearances at the Coast, his only recent defeat came in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich on June 16 when he finished a creditable ninth(beaten less than four lengths) behind Belltone.
Hill said Brigadoon Jack had become a different horse since he decided to have the sprinter ridden forward back in May.
“His form was better than it appeared as he was getting back and sometimes finding bad luck so I put Tegan on him here at the Gold Coast five runs back and told her to let him run,’’ he said.
“Tegan rides him in his work and rides him well and it did the trick and he’s been flying ever since.
“We’ll be keeping him going while he’s in such terrific form and try and find another suitable race for him at the Gold Coast in a few weeks.’’
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd