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Sting too sharp for hot field

06 / 08 / 2010 Article by: Editor
Sting scores confortably over Bit Regal in Hobart on Thursday night
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TALENTED dog Sting has been out of the winner’s circle for a while due to injury but he returned with a vengeance in Hobart on Thursday night with an emphatic win in a strong grade three event over 461 metres.

Sting defied a poor box draw (6) to account for some class acts including Samurai Kid that was sent out a $1.50 favourite but could only manage a third placing behind the Alan Clark-trained dog.

The son of Where’s Pedro-Dilston Jewell began well and once he assumed control he raced clear and had enough in reserve to hold out Bit Regal with Sultan’s Swing a closing third.

Sting strung together two wins in March but he was forced off the scene soon after and has taken a couple of runs this preparation to get back into winning condition.

He showed enormous potential as a pup winning five from eight early in his career as he made his way through his juvenile and lower grades.

Sting has had 50 starts for 14 wins and as many minor placings for $21,500 in stakes so he has paid his way.