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Vibration Shakes Off Also Ran Tag with Cluden Hat-Trick

Vibration Shakes Off Also Ran Tag with Cluden Hat-Trick

15th April 2022 | By Tony Wode

Quirky galloper Raise Da Vibration continued his amazing transformation from an also ran to winner with another powerful victory at Cluden yesterday.

Raise Da Vibration made it a hat-trick of wins over the Townsville 1000m course when he waltzed away with the C.U.B. Cl3 Hcp.

Trainer Georgie Holt said even she was amazed at the gelding’s winning run after he was being soundly beaten in lower grade races over longer trips as recently as February.

“He’s an exceptionally weird animal and a real thinker but keeping him fresh and back over the 1000m has turned him right around,” Holt said.

“After he won his maiden in Cairns easily, in his following starts he was always hitting the line indicating he wanted further.

“We put him up in trip to 1400m but he’d go with them and then just not go on with it.

“A majority of his owners were ready to call it quits but we gave him a week in the paddock to freshen him and brought him back to the 1000m and he’s just amazed us with how he’s going.

“We’ve worked him out a bit better now and the penny seems to have dropped.

“He’s been lucky to strike these handicaps and good weights, but in saying that he has been beating them convincingly.

“The horse loves his paddock time, doing very little between runs and then to the races, and it’s working.

“He’s not naughty or anything, but I still don’t fully trust him to put in every time given what he’s like and what he’s done in the past, but he’s getting there.”

Raise Da Vibration gave premiership leading jockey Lacey Morrison the easiest of rides yesterday.

The four-year-old showed the same electric turn of foot as in his previous two wins to come from off the pace to win by three lengths.

The win was his third in a row in the space of four weeks. 

Rockhampton raider The Egyptian landed his second Cluden win in the Brown Brothers Open Hcp (1000m) but had to survive a protest from runner-up El Shaday.

The Egyptian and El Shaday staged a neck and neck tussle over the last 250m at close quarters with only a long head between them when they hit the line.

Brisbane-based hoop Ryan Wiggins took riding honours with a winner double.

Wiggins scored on the heavily backed Guapo for Cairns trainer Rod Miller and Kittykittybangbang for Townsville trainer Matt McGuire.

Jockey Wanderson D’Avila made a winning return after a brief stint in NSW when he lifted Roll The Beans over the line to win the Happy Easter Mdn Hcp (1609m).

Family Star scored a popular win with Justin Stanley in the saddle in the Hygain CL4 Hcp (1200m), beating the resuming Prime Ruler.

Pictured: Lacey Morrison guides Raise Da Vibration coasts to a third straight win aye Cluden Park yesterday.

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