Day At The Track

Dwyer finds the key to Fictional Hero

12:32 AM 14 Aug 2013 NZST
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Fictional Hero with Matthew Dwyer (left) and his Dad David Dwyer
Fictional Hero with Matthew Dwyer (left) and his Dad David Dwyer
Peter Staples Photo

Brighton harness racing trainer Matthew Dwyer is confident he has found the key to former Victorian pacer Fictional Hero.

When the five-year-old arrived in Tasmania he was a maiden that boasted 11 minor placings from 37 starts.

Since joining Dwyer’s stable last month he has won at his only two outings for his mew mentor.

This latest victory follows a first-up win for Dwyer in Hobart a week earlier.

On Sunday night driver Troy Hillier was content to allow the gelding to face the breeze outside of the leader Hesione.

Fictional Hero forged to the lead in the home straight and staved off determined challenges from runner-up Partyboy Glenwood with the heavily backed favourite Lonesome Kid a luckless third.

Lonesome Kid was backed in to start the $1.70 favourite but had insufficient room to get through over the concluding stages with the driver Grant Hodges hitting the line with a lap full of horse.

Dwyer is building a handy team and he could be a major player in some feature races over the December carnival.

Peter Staples

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