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Pattillo makes the most of only ride

Sat, 21st January 2012
Egyptian Jan21

JOCKEY Tony Pattillo made the most of his one ride at the Gold Coast today, driving hot favourite Egyptian Tomb home in a desperate finish to the Peter Cuddihy F&M Maiden Plate (1200m).
Trained by Gillian Heinrich, Egyptian Tomb started the $1.90 favourite after firming in from $2.
The four-year-old mare was lining up for her second run back from a lengthy spell after resuming for a close second to Leoncino at Eagle Farm a fortnight ago.
Pattillo had Egyptian Tomb settled in fourth place but favourite-backers looked in trouble well in the straight when Fairy Green ($17) kicked strongly in the lead and looked the likely winner.
But Egyptian Tomb kept working away and nailed Fairy Green right on the line to score by a half-head with Grabthemoney’n’run ($3.80) 1-1/4 lengths away in third.
Egyptian Tomb gave Pattillo his 10th winner at the Gold Coast this season to lift him into fifth place on the jockeys’ ladder.
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd