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Kalypson Kid gives Hodges Easter gift

24 / 04 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Kalypson Kid and Grant Hodges after the gelding's Easter Cup triumph
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BRIDPORT trainer-driver Grant Hodges celebrated his biggest win when Kalypson Kid led all the way to win the $40,000 Chilli 90.1FM Easter Cup at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston tonight (Sunday).

To add to the magnitude of the win, Hodges also prepared the runner-up Sky Tower that was driven by his partner Erin Hollaway.

Interstate invaders Our Chain Of Command was expected to make a meal of the race with punters sending him around the $1.60 favourite on SuperTab ahead of last year’s winner Our Sir Jeckyl with Kalypson Kid third elect at $6.50.

Kalypson Kid stepped cleanly from the front row of the standing start and Hodges urged him forward to hold the lead.

Once in front he set a decent rate and travelled well to the home turn the last time.

Our Chain of Command’s driver Chris Alford opted to send his charge around the field t face the breeze two laps out while the other interstate invader Flyin Interstate (Gavin Lang) was content to sit back at the tail of the field and wait until the bell before making his move on the back of Our Sir JeckylWhen the challengers came with a rush in the home straight the gelded son of Armbro Operative had enough in reserve to hold out all challengers.

Kalypson Kid hit the line with a half-head to spare over stablemate Sky Tower with the favourite Our Chain Of Command a long neck away third with outsider Ulos a close-up fourth.

Listen to what trainer-driver Grant Hodges had to say about Kalypson Kid’s Easter Cup win – click here.