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    FINDING a new home via the ‘grapevine’, Scoob Operator has been transformed from unwanted prospect to stable star! With his previous owner declaring Scoob... From unwanted prospect to stable star
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    FINDING a new home via the ‘grapevine’, Scoob Operator has been transformed from unwanted prospect to stable star!

    With his previous owner declaring Scoob Operator was “free to a good home”, news of the open offer filtered down from Queensland to South Australian trainer Mostyn Clinton, who decided to take a chance with the son of Big Jim.

    Instantly repaying the 81-year-old horseman, Scoob Operator scored upon debut in Port Pirie a fortnight ago.

    Backing-up at Globe Derby last night, the gelding made it two-from-two by upstaging his rivals with an eye-catching performance.

    “He has certainly passed expectations,” Clinton said. “A friend of a friend of a friend rang about a month ago and said a bloke wants to get rid of his horse and whoever wants him can have it as long as they pay the freight to wherever he goes.

    “So I figured I’d give him a try and see, so I paid about $1600 to have him sent over and after two starts he’s won almost $9000.

    “He’s actually unbeaten from three outings since he got here if you include his trial!

    “I don’t expect him to keep winning every time he goes out, but I think we’ll have some fun with him.”

    Driven by David Smith, Scoob Operator was settled in the perfect one-one position from barrier five as Jakes Sportswriter worked to the lead from gate six.

    Angled three-wide leaving the back straight, Scoob Operator cruised to a seven-and-a-half metre win from Secret Operation.

    Wrangler was three metres away third in 1:57.8 over 2230 metres.

    “That was a strong field last night, so I was very happy with the way he went,” Clinton said. “If he can stay competitive against that class he should win a few more.

    “There is a race for him at Globe Derby in a fortnight, so I will head back again for that then he will have a couple more starts before I give a break.”

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