Bendigo trotter Bad Boy Leroy won Monday’s 2YO Trotters Classic at Globe Derby in South Australia.
The gelding, raced by Ian and Sue White, is the first winner as a sire for 2003 Bendigo Breeders Crown winner Bad Boy Truscott, which won the $100,000 2YO Crown Final at Lord’s Raceway, Bendigo, 11 years ago.
Trained at Huntly by Bill White and driven by Ian, Bad Boy Leroy is from the Safely Kept mare Secret Message. Bad Boy Leroy is also the mare’s first race winner.
Bad Boy Leroy was given a cushy passage on the pegs in third place by White, and when luck went his way he was able to get to the lead and hold on to score by 3.9m.
Another Bendigo competitor in the race, the short-priced favourite Groundwork (Scott Dyer), led the race clearly but galloped when 20m in front on the home turn.
He finished second last over 54m from the winner.
Bad Boy Leroy’s stablemate Cookiesncream, which had tracked Groundwork in second spot, also broke 800m out.
Bad Boy Leroy started at $9.60 and clocked a winning mile rate for the 1800m trip of 2:09.3.