Andrew Dale Racing’s rising four-year-old, Suburbia, has collected a second win in three starts with an impressive result on the opening day of the Wangaratta Cup Carnival on Saturday.
Ridden by the inform Blaike McDougall, Suburbia scored the victory after surging late to claim the $12,100 winner’s cheque in the McGregor Machinery 0-58 Handicap over 1400m.
Dale said that he was quietly confident of a good showing on the back of a solid performance in a Class 2 – 1175m race at Albury where Suburbia was only beaten by two lengths in a strong field.
That result came after the gelding broke his Maiden at Albury on February 4.
“Stepping out to 1400m, Blaike back on board and the blinkers on for the first time were key ingredients for a second career win in 13 starts,” Dale said.
Dale said he would now look at something over the Albury Cup Carnival in mid-March, with the goal for Suburbia to keep improving his CV with every start.
“It was great to hit the scoreboard over the Carnival and get some exposure for the Andrew Dale Racing brand.”
Words: Justin Jenvey