New Zealand pacer Bach breaks through for first win in Australia

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Recent stable arrival Bach has won at his second start in Australia, powering to victory in a $17,500 mile event at Melton.

Sent out favourite, the five-year-old gelding settled one out and one back, driven patiently by Chris Alford.

With 800 metres to go, Bach gradually pulled forward, ready to pounce when the field turned for home.

Bach took control down the straight and charged to the line ahead of his nearest challengers.

The win took Bach’s career record to nine wins from his 31 starts, and gave him his first victory in Australia since moving from New Zealand in late 2023.

Main photo: Bach heads to the front as the field turns for home.

Bach has the field covered as the winning post approaches.

On the Australian tote, Bach paid $2.10 for the win and $1.20 for the place. In New Zealand, Kyle Marshall Racing supporters earned $2.40 and $1.20 at the TAB.


Race 6: March 2, 2024

$17,500 Lifestyle Communities Pace, 1720m

  1. Bach (Chris Alford)
  2. Earl Of Pembroke
  3. Vanquish Stride

Margins: 2.0m, head
Times: Mile Rate: 1-53.2 First quarter: 28.9. Second quarter: 28.8. Third quarter: 28.4. Fourth quarter: 27.9.

Photo finish


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