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    Headcase breaks long drought from winners’ circle Headcase breaks long drought from winners’ circle

    EUGENE BROMAC - Photo Walter Bulyga

    HE’S a bit of a headcase, but Eugene Bromac has the potential to develop into a handy pacer. That’s the call from veteran horseman... Headcase breaks long drought from winners’ circle

    HE’S a bit of a headcase, but Eugene Bromac has the potential to develop into a handy pacer.

    That’s the call from veteran horseman Joe Russo, who took over Eugene Bromac’s preparation in May.

    Having his fifth start for the 81-year-old trainer at Globe Derby yesterday, Eugene Bromac broke a two-year drought from the winners’ circle.

    The gelding’s previous victory was also at Globe Derby on July 12, 2021 under the guidance of Jamie Williams.

    “I know the Cormack family who owned him and they spoke to me about him and I decided to give him a go,” Russo said. “Basically he wasn’t up to the standard they want and felt I could have a bit of fun with him.

    “He still needs time as he is a bit rattled in the head, but I think he can be straightened out and will be alright.”

    Partnered by Michael Smith, Eugene Bromac showed terrific gate speed to lead throughout from barrier seven to score by nine-and-a-half metres from Girl From Heaven.

    White Star Sammy was a neck away third in 1:58.8 over 1800 metres.

    “I was more than happy with his run,” Russo said. “He showed he does have the ability, it is just a matter of time and him putting it all together.

    “If he can keep going as good as that I was just thinking this morning I might try my luck in Mildura to see if he can pick up his Victorian bonus.”

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