Victorian win for Glencoe VC
Former Southland pacer Glencoe VC won at Cranbourne in Victoria on Saturday night.
He came from the back to win in the hands of Greg Sugars, whose father, Ross, trains the Washington VC gelding in Victoria. The second and third horses home in the C6 and faster event - Toulouse Lautrec and Washmepockets (by Washington VC) - also raced in Southland earlier in their careers.
Glencoe VC gained his previous win at Methven in December when trained by Greg and Nina Hope. Part-owner Robbie McDonald, of Owaka, arranged to send Glencoe VC to Ross Sugars' stable two months ago.
Glencoe VC's other three starts across the Tasman have resulted in a sixth, an eighth and an 11th.
The 10-win pacer caused concern when he bled recently, McDonald said yesterday.
Glencoe VC showed he was back to his best with a determined win in a 2min mile rate for 2080m at Cranbourne.
''He went bloody good,'' McDonald said.
''The way he won, he'll win more.''
Meanwhile, Invercargill driver Tim Williams is shifting back to Christchurch. He will replace driver Blair Orange in the Rolleston stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.
The Southland Times