|Horse||DUETON (Jason Whiting)|
|RACE||6-THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY SPRINT (1000m)|
|Finished||9 of 10|
Evenly away from b10 and was allowed to find his feet early, settling 10th (4-wide/no cover). Was asked to improve in the 4-wide line from the 600m and was in full flight when 9th (4-wide) swinging for home. Under pressure at the top of the straight and run came to an end passing the 200m, fading late to finish 9th beaten 5-3/4 lengths.
Dueton didn’t enjoy the most favourable of runs after jumping from the outside barrier but we were still disappointed with the way he faded out of contention over the final 200 metres.
This was his ninth start this campaign so that was no doubt his way of letting us know he was ready for a rest and he will now head to the paddock for a minimum six-week spell.
It was been fantastic to have Dueton back in form and he continues to be a brilliant money-spinner, picking up almost $50,000 in prizemoney this preparation alone.