Su­valjko shines in Shan­dale fight­back

The Sunday Times - - SPORT - ROB­BIE DE­WAR

FOR­MER New Zealan­der Shan­dale burst into In­ter Do­min­ion promi­nence when he took out Fri­day night’s Group 2 JP Strat­ton Pace (2130m) at Glouces­ter Park.

Af­ter draw­ing bar­rier one, Shan­dale was crossed at the start by Con­drieu but driver Shan­non Su­valjko was off the pegs and sent his charge to the front af­ter 500m.

Joined by the $2.10-favourite Chicago Bull with 1050m to go, the duo started to im­pose them­selves on the race.

At the 500m Chicago Bull started to throw down the gaunt­let. Shan­dale looked to be in trou­ble but fought back tena­ciously to re­gain the as­cen­dancy only to be tack­led by Soho Tribeca.

But Shan­dale still wasn’t done. Su­valjko threw every­thing at him to pre­vail by a head from Soho Tribeca with Chicago Bull bat­tling strongly in third place.

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