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    CHARLIE BORG with Black Tuxedo

    HE’S been a slow work in progress, but that work has finally paid dividends. Having his 10th start earlier this week, lightly-raced four-year-old Black... Work in progress pays dividends

    HE’S been a slow work in progress, but that work has finally paid dividends.

    Having his 10th start earlier this week, lightly-raced four-year-old Black Tuxedo broke his maiden for astute trainer Charlie Borg when he scored in Geelong.

    Making his debut at two, Black Tuxedo has endured numerous niggling problems, including a bout of ‘field shyness’.

    “It was great to finally get that win out of him,” Borg said. “He’s had the ability all along, but just several issues as well.

    “He had three starts at the beginning of the year then spent the majority of his three-year-old season in a paddock.

    “I’ve given him two starts now at four, for a second and a win, so hopefully things are clicking and he can go on with it from here.”

    With Borg in the cart, Black Tuxedo began quickly to lead from the pole as Normandy Nuget worked on his outside.

    Fending off the initial challenge, the son of Huntsville sprinted to a two-and-a-half metre win from Hay Miki, which trailed the pacemaker throughout.

    After enjoying the one-one trip, Harro Hill was two metres away third.

    “He led at his last start and was only beaten a half-head,” Borg said. “He was fitter this time around and I was pretty confident they wouldn’t catch him.”

    Owned by Borg’s partner, Kerry Disher, Black Tuxedo covered the mile in 1:58.4.

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