Pic: BENSTUD NSW CLOSE EMBRACE /SPORTSWRITER FILLY
Group success for Mach Doro
Smart pacer Mach Doro, who was bred and reared at Benstud for client Harvey Kaplan, posted his fifth success at Group/Listed level and his 20th lifetime win when he captured the Group 3 $30,000 Les Chant Cup at Menangle on Saturday night (September 29).
Starting from the No 8 gate, the 7YO gelding was sent forward to lead before handing up shortly after.
Taking full advantage of a narrow opening in the run home, Mach Doro finished with a wet sail to relegate Tiger Tara and Franco Nelson into the minor placings.
Mach Doro rated 1:54 over2300 metres with the last 800 in a slick 54.6.
The $320,000 winner is owned by Domenic Martello, trained by Craig Cross and driven by Luke McCarthy.
By Peter Wharton