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Toby pays his way

06 / 11 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Prettyboytoby when in the care of Adam and Natalie Emery pictured at Burnie icon Click to enlarge

PRETTYBOYTOBY broke through for his first win of the season and in doing so gave driver Gareth Rattray a double.

Rattray also partnered Benediction to victory in the standing start Sunrise Bakery Pace over 2200 metres.

Prettyboytoby had not won since saluting in C1 mobile in Hobart in July where he scored impressively against strong opposition.

Trainer Melissa Maine gave him two months off at the end of July and since the gelding resumed he has been very competitive with a win and two minor placings from his five outings this time in.

Prettyboytoby (Panorama-Annie Preneur) is a nine-year-old that has been racing for seven seasons.

He began his racing career in Victoria where he won at two at Moonee Valley clocking a mile rate of two minutes and some small change.

Prettyboytoby came to Tasmania as a four-year-old and won two in succession at Devonport but the wins dried up for almost two seasons.

However, he delivered the goods in Launceston two years ago clocking a personal best mile rate of 1m:58.1s in a C1 over 1680 metres with Gareth Rattray in the cart.

He followed up two starts later with a win over 2200m on the same track and again broke two minutes (1.59.7).

Prettyboytoby has had 144 starts for 14 wins and 42 minor placings for almost $100,000 in stakes so he has managed to pay his way.