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Jefferson breaks long drought

03 / 05 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Jefferson with Nathan Ford aboard powers to the line to notch his first win in a year.
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TALENTED Brighton-based harness trainer David Medhurst has enjoyed his fair share of success this season but the win of old stager Jefferson inHobarton Monday night was a bit special.

Jefferson produced a powerful finish to take out the Terence Ward Claimer over 2090 metres to register his first win in a year.

His previous win was in a South Australiain a claimer at Gawler Paceway on May 14 last year.

The gelding was claimed and sent to Tasmania where he spent his first few starts in the care of Launceston trainer Michael; Laugher.

The gelding was claimed by his present owners John Reid, Mark Brown and Craig Sweeney last December and since then he placed four times from 11 starts leading up to last Monday night’s triumph.

The nine-year-old may been out of the winner’s circle for a year but in between winning he had managed to clinch five minor placings for almost $5000 in stakes.

The gelding was in the care of Phillip Ford but when he was disqualified recently this horse and four others from the stable were transferred to the care of Medhurst.

Medhurst was delighted with the win and suggested the nine-year-old still had something to offer for the rest of the season.

Jeffersonwas driven by Nathan Ford on Monday night but he was no stranger to the gelding as he had partnered the son of Abercrombie at nine of his past 11 starts.

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