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    Former record holder “not done with yet” Former record holder “not done with yet”

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    A LONG drought from the winners’ circle has resulted in him losing a record, but veteran trotter Drop The Hammer is “not done with... Former record holder “not done with yet”
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    A LONG drought from the winners’ circle has resulted in him losing a record, but veteran trotter Drop The Hammer is “not done with yet”.

    A multiple feature winner, Drop The Hammer hasn’t scored since August 28, 2021 when triumphant at Club Menangle.

    That victory was the eight-year-old’s 26th at the venue, giving him the title as co-holder of the record for the most wins at the world class venue along with Don Boston.

    The pair were then joined by Under Worked, Cash N Flow and Tough Monarch before the latter claimed the record outright with his victory around the 1400-metre circuit last weekend.

    Poised to return to Club Menangle on Saturday night, Drop The Hammer will aim to reclaim a share of the record for trainer Darren Hancock.

    Pleased with the gelding’s progress, Hancock has no doubt Drop The Hammer can find his way back to the winners’ list.

    “He was off for a long time after we found he had a bone spur in his off-side front knee which had to be surgically removed,” Hancock said.

    “After the operation we gave him plenty of time off to recover and he’s run some handy races since returning, but just finding it harder to win.

    “He has lost a bit of his edge and they’re all getting faster, but he’s not done with yet.

    “It will only be a matter of time until he gets the run he needs and he has another win on the board.”

    To be driven by Hancock, the son of Bettors Delight has drawn barrier eight, but slots into seven with the removal of the emergency.

    “It’s a pretty open race really,” Hancock said. “The draw isn’t ideal, but if he can get a sit over 2300 metres he will be finishing it off well.”

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