LIFE in South Australia continues to agree with Ellmers Hoofing It.
Having his eighth start since arriving in the state Ellmers Hoofing It was once again a class above his rivals at Globe Derby last night.
Since arriving at Jonathon Kingston-Mayne’s stable the gelding has registered seven wins and a second.
“The racing here suits him down to the ground,” Kingston-Mayne said. “We felt he would be ideal for South Australia and that’s just how it is panning out.
“With a bit of luck he can be competitive on the country cup circuit next season and maybe even our Pacing Cup.”
Driven by Mark Billinger, Ellmers Hoofing It was settled at the tail of the field from his outside of the front row draw as Dont Tell William and then Regal Scribe set the pace.
Gaining a three-wide trail at the bell, the son of Falcon Seelster was taken to the extreme outside around the home turn before sprinting to a two-and-a-half metre win from Regal Scribe.
After being three-deep without cover, Joes A Character fought on bravely to be a nose away third in 1:57.3 over 1800 metres.
“He won his last start after racing in the breeze, but coming with one sprint at the 600 seems to suit him best,” Kingston-Mayne said.
“I’ll send him for a break now and bring him back around early November.
“A freshen-up will do him good before we target some of the better races.”