Russian Romeo returned to the new Murray Bridge track today and won impressively again, in the same fashion he won here last month.
Back onto a dry surface, and with good speed on, Todd Pannell had him travelling smoothly midfield, although sitting 4 wide in the big field. But on this new Murray Bridge, every horse gets it’s chance, and covering ground on the sweeping bends, is not a disadvantage. Once he straightened up and started to chime into the race, he quickly showed he had his rivals covered and swooped to the lead at the 100m, mark to win running away!
After disappointing last start at Morphettville on a slow surface, Russian showed that his form can turn around quickly back on a dry surface , and showed he is a promising horse with more to come in the right conditions.
That was his second win from 3 starts with new trainer Will Clarken, and he will progress through the grades in Adelaide, and build up that confidence before tackling some stronger races over the Spring period.