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    LOT 115

    LAST night’s Leeton Breeders’ Plate could play a significant role in the bidding for one Lot in Sunday’s Australian Pacing Gold Sale in Melbourne.... Leeton Breeders’ Plate to ignite bidding
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    LAST night’s Leeton Breeders’ Plate could play a significant role in the bidding for one Lot in Sunday’s Australian Pacing Gold Sale in Melbourne.

    By Captaintreacherous, Lot 115 is the third foal – all colts – from former handy mare Scottish Glamour.

    While that may not seem much at a quick glance, the yearling is a half-brother to boom freshman The Tiger Army.

    Trained by Laura Crossland, The Tiger Army was a class above his rivals in the Group Three to remain undefeated from four starts.

    With Crossland in the cart, the two-year-old was pushed through from his second row draw and was poised to settle in a prominent position before receiving a slight check.

    Breaking stride, the son of Sportswriter drifted back towards the tail of the field as Justa Major led from the pole.

    Forced deep when starting a three-wide run, The Tiger Army eventually gained a three-wide trail with 1000 metres to travel.

    Bursting to the front when four-deep along the back straight, The Tiger Army sprinted to an eye-catching five-metre win from Jimmy Beach, with Harry Croft 11 metres away third in 2:01.6 over 1758 metres.

    “As Laura was trying to get him into a good position early he copped a bit of a check and lost about 30 metres, but thankfully he was good enough to overcome it,” Crossland’s partner, David Moran, said.

    “He put in a big run and was just simply too good for them on the night.”

    Likely to be sent for a spell, The Tiger Army will then be aimed at the APG race series and New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge.

    “We will sit down tonight and have a good look at the program, but he will more than likely go to the paddock for six weeks,” Moran said. “Then we will have a look at the APG series and Breeders’ Challenge.”

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