Sonova Has Too Many Guns (Friday 26th September 2014)
The Brett Gray trained Sonova Gun is one of the most improved lower grade horses in the south at the moment and his good form was rewarded with a win at the Northern Southland meeting at Ascot Park.
After leading and getting run down by the classy Pulp Fiction last Friday the five year old Extreme Three gelding went one better today.
Sonova Gun settled three back on the outside. After racing keenly driver Nathan Williamson decided to press forward with 1300 metres to run and hit the lead with 1200 metres to run. With 400 metres to go Sonova Gun was being pressured by Milligan who had improved quickly three wide at the 600 and Attack Mac. But he fought resolutely to beat favourite Milligan by a length with Franco Caliph running home late along the passing lane. The Allan Beck trained Bettabe Perfect caught the eye running home late for fourth.
“The other day I drew seven and had to work nearly a lap to get to the lead whereas today I tucked him in and was able to work around them with 1400 metres to go. He stuck on well. He just felt as though he’d come on with that run last week. He's won all his races in or near the lead. When they come at him he lifts," said Williamson.
Sonova Gun and Nathan Williamson greets the judge - Photo Bruce Stewart
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Ascot Park rainbow at the Invercargill HRC meeting last week - Photo Bruce Stewart