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