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    HANNAH RIXON

    ALTHOUGH thrilled with the win, enjoying a few top shelf drinks will have to wait for another day according to trainer Grant Forrest. Forrest... Celebratory drinks put on hold

    ALTHOUGH thrilled with the win, enjoying a few top shelf drinks will have to wait for another day according to trainer Grant Forrest.

    Forrest earned some celebratory beverages after Thebestbourbon distilled a win at Club Menangle yesterday.

    Hoping to “knock back a few”, Forrest revealed the long trip home combined with stable and family life put the cold ones on hold.

    “I’d like to have a couple, but I don’t drink as much as I used to,” Forrest said. “Having three kids under four and 20 horses in work slows me up.

    “Plus it’s a five-hour round trip, so two-and-a-half hours to get home, settle in and then back at it in the morning.

    “It’s not necessarily a sign of me getting old, it’s just I’m always going 100 miles an hour and no spare time!”

    With Hannah Rixon in the cart, Thebestbourbon was settled midfield from barrier nine as Right Moves worked to the lead.

    After gaining a three-wide trail leaving the back straight, the daughter of Sam Bourbon sprinted to a soft nine-metre win from Affaire De Cover.

    Kyvalley Finn was eight-and-a-half metres away third in 1:59 over 2300 metres.

    “She’s won her last two starts now with one of the Rixons driving her, so I may have cottoned on to something there,” Forrest said.

    “She has pulled up quite well and was bucking and kicking this morning, which was good to see.

    “Nominations for the Bankstown Cup next Monday close tomorrow, so I will enter her in that.”

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