Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Horses for courses. How often do you hear that saying these days? Too many times? Probably, but usually the inference is metaphoric and rarely employed in the true sense.
True Persuasion is the horse for the Moonee Valley course. The Bel Esprit colt has now raced at the Valley on five occasions for four wins and a lip second (coincidentally, the second was to another Bel Esprit in Tollesprit).
True Persuasion (below) was at it again on Monday (5 April), taking out the $50,000 Bingham Freight Systems Handicap over 1200m.
Despite racing three wide for much of the journey, True Persuasion proved much too good in the run home to score by a panel.
Trained by Mick Price and owned/bred by Marianne Smart, True Persuasion has now won $273,613 in stakes from his 10 starts which also include four placings and has yet to finish more than four lengths from the winner.
He’s still got a fair way to go before reaching Dandy Kid’s record of 15 wins at Moonee Valley but the way this bloke ‘corners’, you wouldn’t best against it. He’s very persuasive!

Photo courtesy of Slickpix

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