Pachacuti shows his class in Hobart win

02:02 PM 17 Jun 2014 NZST
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Pachacuti winning at Hobart
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Barrie Rattray
PACHACUTI produced arguably his best win of the season when he stormed home to win the Red Shed Restoration Barn Pace, a discretionary handicap, over 2579 metres in Hobart on Sunday night.

Remember Joe led from the outset and when he kicked well clear turning for home to set up a 15-metre break on his rivals he looked set to cause an upset win.

But Pachacuti refused to give in and when he got within five metres of the leader, driver Todd Rattray called on the four-year-old for the supreme effort and under strong driving the gelding slipped into overdrive and got up to win in the shadows of the post.

It was a courageous win off a 10-metre handicap and one that pleased his trainer Barrie Rattray.

Pachacuti finished second to star NZ three-year-old Bit of a Legend in the 3YO colts and geldings Breeders Crown final at Menangle last season but his form waned so Rattray sent him back to Tasmania.

Since returning from NSW where he was prepared by James Rattray, the gelding has won five from six with his only defeat coming in the $30,000 Devonport Cup in which he placed second to stablemate Devendra but lost no admirers with his effort.

Listen to what trainer Barrie Rattray had to say about Pachacuti's win and also what he had to say about Beautide's progress.

By Peter Staples

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