Hot pot Eyecon gets supporters home with storming finish over Melton mile

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A patient drive by Sophie Jefferies and a storming finish got favourite Eyecon home in the last race at Melton on Friday.

A recent arrival at the Kyle Marshall Racing stables, Eyecon dropped out to last in the early stages of the mile event.

Jefferies gave the seven-year-old gelding a quiet first lap, content to wait till the last half circuit to make progress.

On the turn home, she took Eyecon wide and gave him his head.

He blitzed the field, winning by almost four metres to the delight of his supporters.

Main photo: Eyecon (left) storms home down the final straight.

Eyecon … his sixth career win.

The win was Eyecon’s sixth in his 48-start racing career, and has taken his all-time earnings to almost A$39,000.

On the Australian tote, Eyecon paid $2.60 for the win and $1.80 for the place. In New Zealand, Kyle Marshall Racing supporters earned $3.00 and $1.20 at the TAB.


Race 9: April 12, 2024

$4,500 Allied Express Mobile Pace, 1720m

  1. Eyecon (Sophie Jefferies)
  2. The Roan Rangers
  3. Archaa

Margins: 3.7m, half head
Times: Mile Rate: 1-58.3 First quarter: 30.2. Second quarter: 30.9. Third quarter: 28.3. Fourth quarter: 29.5.

Photo finish

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