Major Crocker, Est Est Est impress

20 March 2015 | Cody Winnell
Major Crocker (inside) with Greg Sugars in the cart winning last season's Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings final.

Major Crocker (inside) with Greg Sugars in the cart winning last season's Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings final.

TALENTED four-year-old Major Crocker notched his sixth win from his last seven starts last night at Bendigo in taking out the Petstock Pace.

The 2013-14 Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings and Southern Cross series champion started $1.40 favourite and led from gate six before holding off a strong challenge from Punch Line at the finish for a 1.3-metre victory.

It was Major Crocker’s 10th win at start No.26, the Vince Vallelonga-trained and Greg Sugars-driven son of Art Major/Aratusa Lass recording a mile rate of 1:57.7 for the 2150m trip.

Major Crocker covered the first half of the last mile in 63secs before winding up with a 55.7secs last half.

Earlier on the program talented trotting filly Est Est Est made it back-to-back wins for veteran trainer Neville Welsh in the Bendigo Advertiser 3YO Trot over 2150m.

Piloted by regular reinsman Clinton Welsh, Est Est Est secured a beautiful one-one trail from gate three before peeling three-wide at the home bend.

Race favourite Hush Your Majesty tracked the winner everywhere before angling four-wide at the turn, but Est Est Est had too much firepower for a half-head win over Zaire Diva, who sat parked throughout, with Hush Your Majesty third beaten 2.1m. The winner's mile rate was 2:03.4.

Est Est Est is by Majestic Son out of Enotheque and was sent out $6.30 second favourite.

It was the filly’s third win from 13 starts.

Est Est Est winning at Bendigo
Major Crocker winning at Bendigo


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