One To Go too hard to catch at Eagle Farm

Dec 19, 2012

Talented four-year-old One To Go relished a return to racing on the speed to record a strong victory in the Bollinger Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

One To Go led throughout to score easily at the Gold Coast in June but had been racing behind the speed in most of his races since that success.

However, trainer Bruce Hill and stable apprentice Tegan Harrison hatched a plan to ride the son of All Bar One aggressively in his latest outing.

Harrison pushed One To Go across the field from barrier nine to assume control of the $17,000 event soon after the start but the entire did have to contend with midrace pressure.

However, Harrison still managed to rate the four-year-old perfectly to keep him travelling comfortably, saving something for One To Go’s dash to the finish.

One To Go kicked two lengths clear with 200 metres to travel.

The runner-up Jet Ace briefly threatened to reel in One To Go but the front-runner hit the line strongly to score a comfortable 2-1/-length victory.

The ease of One To Go’s win belied his $15 starting price but bookmakers misread his last start when he finished less than three lengths from the winner at Doomben.

The $11,050 winner’s cheque took One To Go’s stakes tally to more than $58,000 from his 22 starts..

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