Ecker Road goes back to back

Sep 25, 2018

Ecker Road made it back to back wins on Saturday, by taking out the Colts and Geldings Class 2 Handicap at the Gold Coast.

Stepping out to the 1200m, the five year old, who has a tendency to over race settled just behind the leaders and travelled beautifully throughout the run.  Jockey Matthew Palmer asked him for an effort at the top of the straight and he fought hard to run down the leader and score by a head.  

It was the third win for the lightly raced gelding and it bought up a double for Palmer, the Bruce Hill team and owners, Shane Haines Racing, Steve and Liz Grittner, Michael Murtagh and Norm Stanley, as half brother Big Arjay, scored earlier in the day.