Day At The Track

Wingatui News remains undefeated in Tasmania

07:43 PM 02 Nov 2015 NZDT
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Wingatui Dew (Erin Hollaway) after winning in Launceston on Sunday night
Wingatui Dew (Erin Hollaway) after winning in Launceston on Sunday night

In form pacer Wingatui Dew continued his dominance since arriving in Tasmania just over two months ago with another impressive win at the UBET Racing Centre in Launceston on Sunday night.

Wingatui Dew (Erin Hollaway) has won all four of his starts in his adopted state and now trainer Grant Hodges is starting to ponder what he might be capable of a littler further down the track.

"We don't know how deep the well is but he definitely has surpassed expectations since he arrived at my stables," Hodges said.

"He was doing a few things wrong when he first came to me and he did a lot of things wrong when he won at his first start here in Tassie but he is learning," he said.

Wingatui Dew began well from gate four and driver Erin Hollaway had no trouble in sending the gelding to the front.

She ensured a solid tempo and when she released the reins turning for home the gelding powered clear and had no trouble fending off the challengers to score comfortably from Our Percius that trailed the winner throughout and Onemorelaugh that enjoyed a cushy run in the one-out line.

Wingatui Dew is unbeaten from four starts in Tasmania and prior to crossing Bass Strait he won only once from 14 starts last season when in the care of Darren Hancock.

The five-year-old produced a mile rate of 1.58.7 at his first start in Tasmania but he has a personal best mile rate of 1.53.6 as a 3YO in winning at Menangle (1609m).

Peter Staples

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