Jun 08, 2014
Courtesy of www.tasracing.com.au
A HORSE that spent almost four years in the racing wilderness emerged to win a maiden race at Tattersall's Park in Hobart today.
Left Ear, prepared by David and Scott Brunton, was having his third start this time in and made every post a winner on his way to emphatic win over Kings View and Spirit of Nia.
The eight-year-old gelding was spelled as a four-year-old in September 2010 and was left to roam the paddocks of Christine Green's property at Fawcett.
Left Ear (Golden Duke-Ronalee) was owned by the late Jack Green and it is his niece Christine who now races the horse in partnership with Scott Brunton.
Left Ear was ridden by Michael Guthrie who recently resumed riding after a stint as a trainer.
It was his first winner since handing up his trainer's licence.
He had Left Ear travelling sweetly in second spot behind Spirit of Nia but when Guthrie called on his charge for an effort the gelding forged clear and hit the line almost a length clear of Kings View that flashed home.