“Next Up Nigel flashes home for Cook”
Consistent short-courser Next Up Nigel came with a well timed run to defeat kennel-mate Fiddly in tonight’s TABtouch Grade 5 over 302m. Odds on favourite Fiddly set the pace from box four but had no answer for Next Up Nigel who whizzed past late to score by a neck. A length away third was the James Jeffries prepared Zipping Solo. Next Up Nigel has now started 44 times for 7 wins, 7 seconds and 7 thirds. While the Brad Cook Quinella wasn’t a shock, Next Up Nigel overtaking Fiddly in the shadows of the post was considering Fiddly’s record of 4 wins from 5 runs over 302m.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 9 LIGHT WITCH : Had excuses again and wasn’t beaten far in fourth place.
Race 4 Number 1 JENNY HOOK : Checked off heels at a vital stage when making ground at the top of the straight, is ready to win.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)