Maggs jags first Group 1 winner

09:33 PM 05 Jul 2014 NZST
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Cameron Maggs gets Feeling Arty home
Cameron Maggs gets Feeling Arty home
Feeling Arty

Harness racing driver Cameron Maggs’ first city winner was of the Group 1 variety.

The Euroa horseman took out the first feature race on a huge Saturday night of racing at Tabcorp Park Melton, his colt Feeling Arty leading all the way to take out the Vicbred Super Series final for two-year-old colts and geldings.

Maggs took the son of Modern Art straight to the front early and he was never headed, kicking strongly approaching the home turn the final time before holding off all comers at the end.

Asked post-race if tonight’s win was the biggest thrill in his racing career, Maggs’ response was priceless: “I haven’t driven a city winner before now, so yeah it is”.

Feeling Arty paid $29.40 on the tote, punters seemingly forgetting his semi-final run when only pipped very late in the race after leading.

“He led last week and ran a good race but tonight he’s stepped up again,” Maggs said.

Feeling Arty ran a mile rate of 1:58.3 tonight, getting away with early sectionals of 30.9 and 30.7 before coming home in a last half of 57secs.

Show Me The Bling ran second with Iceobar third and Sketchman fourth.

by Cody Winnell

Harness Racing Victoria

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