WALLACE FINALLY ON THE WINNING STREET
SEYMOUR trainer Barry Goodwin saved the best to almost last at Thursday’s races with his fouryear-old gelding Wallace Street splitting a blanket finish to steal the $25,000 Seymour Toyota Handicap over 1100m.
The caller could not separate them on the line but the local horse bobbed at the right moment to finish a whisker ahead of Triple Shot and Pretty Bella.
It was a brave all-the-way bid by Pretty Bella but it finished second.
Reece Goodwin, representing his father, said Wallace Street was a horse that had, at times, tested the patience of the team at the stables.
He said the win was a “huge satisfaction, not only for us but for the owners as well”.
“It had been a bit of a gamble buying this horse, we paid a bit of money for him and he was a bit disappointing last time, which is why this win is so good,” Goodwin said.
He started as favourite at his first start in Victoria after being bought and moved to Seymour from South Australia.
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