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    Sam proves he’s the man Sam proves he’s the man

    EARNED HIS RETIREMENT: Star Bathurst pacer Our Uncle Sam.

    IF EVER a pacer had earned a Group One victory, it has to be Bathurst pacer Our Uncle Sam. After chasing home Tiger Tara... Sam proves he’s the man

    IF EVER a pacer had earned a Group One victory, it has to be Bathurst pacer Our Uncle Sam.

    After chasing home Tiger Tara in the Inter Dominion and Hunter Cup, Our Uncle Sam had no such hurdle as he scored a half-neck win over the fast-finishing Ellmers Image, with Majordan clinging on for third in the Bohemia Crystal Free-For-All.

    After settling Our Uncle Same in third and fourth place in the run Anthony Frisby knew he had Majordan covered as they turned for home, while Turnbull was angling through along the pegs to make a late dash at the winner.

    It was Frisby’s first Group One win and he gave their Perthville team full credit for the win.

    “Dad (Chris) has been down here all week with this horse and he settled in really well but I have to give full credit to the team back at home,” Frisby said.

    “Without them success like this just wouldn’t be possible.

    “Certainly this horse deserves a win like this.”

    With fast times the order of the night, Our Uncle Sam rated 1:52.3 over 2400 metres.

    If there was a disappointment in the race it was the horse many thought should have been invited into the Miracle Mile, New Zealand’s Ashley Locaz.

    Driven the perfect race by Mark Purdon, Ashley Locaz settled in the one-out and one-back trail but couldn’t catch the leaders in the straight, finishing a disappointing fourth, just ahead of Buster Brady.

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