BRIGHTON trainer Tony Petersen has long been regarded as a master conditioner of horses and in Launceston tonight (Sunday) he notched one of his biggest wins when Our Sir Jeckyl strolled home in the $40,000 Roberts Equine Easter Cup over 2698 metres.
Given the run of the race in the one-out-one-back position by ace reinsman Ricky Duggan, Our Sir Jeckyl forged to the front in the home straight and without getting into top gear he hit the line almost four metres clear of the courageous Sky Tower with Im Full Of Fire a close-up third.
It was a brilliant win but one that was overdue as the five-year-old has always promised to capture a race of this stature.
The Our Sir Vancelot gelding is owned and raced by Jamie Cockshutt, Steve Allie, Jill Allie, Chris Dent, Thomas Allie and Jessica Allie.
Petersen admitted there was little chance of the horse running in the race early in the week after a tough run in the Metropolitan Cup in Hobart last Sunday night.
Listen to what trainer Tony Petersen had to say about Our Sir Jeckyl’s Easter Cup win – click here .