Brown Continues Builds On Impressive Strike Rate by The Gurkha
Robert Brown went with a half-length of training a double on Sunday after Massivo had been caught late in the race by Lunar Module in the Everett’s Butchers Handicap (1200m) following the win of Holy Sandgroper who had led all of the way to win the GPC Minesite Catering Handicap.
Holy Sandgroper had caught the eye at his previous run when finishing an unlucky fourth to Bonsoleil and once Ben Patterson found the front on Sunday it looked race over.
Holy Sandgroper fought on strongly to defeat Milan’s Thunder and Sand Shoe with the favourite Miss Heineken finishing a disappointing fourth.
“He was too strong for them today. Holy Sandgroper was a bit unlucky last start and we thought with the lack of pace in the race that he would be hard to beat.” Robert Brown told The Gurkha
“He is well suited to the Kalgoorlie style of racing and we will just race him through his grades, staying at the sprint distances.”
“Massivo should nearly have won today. I think he will get the 1200 metres eventually. They finished well in front of the third horse Foryouandme and he is handy horse.”
The win by Holy Sandgroper was Brown’s fifth winner for the season from only 19 runners at a strike rate of better than 25%.