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Back to basics pays dividends

05 / 06 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Flakes Of Black (James Nevin) scores from It's So Good (Rebecca Williams)
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A back to basics approach by trainer Michael Voss paid big dividends for lightly raced three-year-old Flakes Of Black at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart today (Sunday).

With in-form jockey James Nevin Aboard, Flakes Of Black raced handy to the leaders for most of the 1100-metre trip and when a gap presented itself in the home straight the lightly raced gelding burst through to score an impressive first-up win.

He hit the line over a length clear of It’s So Good with that horse’s stablemate Empty handed a close-up third.

Voss, who recently joined Campania trainer Chris Crook in a joint enterprise, said Flakes Of Black had been racing in certain types of gear but with mixed results so he opted to strip the gear back to the basic essentials and start from scratch.

Flakes Of Black is owned by Jim Scott who bred the gelding from his former smart race mare Lady In Black (x Fearless Pride) and he also owns the sire Hatta’s Mill.

Listen to what trainer Michael Voss had to say about Flakes Of Black’s brilliant return to racing – click here .