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Champ does it but he had no right to

I Can Doosit has once again proved himself to be one of the very best modern day trotters. Racing first-up, he had to give all runners a decent start over a gruelling 2800. Factor in the little luck he had in running and his effort to win was all the more meritorious.

Going into the race I Can Doosit was trialling well but nothing like the untouchable force he ended up being last season. He was building. His connections believed he’d be a bit short for Sunday’s race. If this was the case, as his lead-up form suggested, his heart and will to win is massive.

Sitting back early and waiting on a merely steady speed, the move from Purdon and I Can Doosit came down the back straight 1000 metres out. Anthony Butt though humped him four-wide to ensure he ultimately received a tow home on Vulcan. Three wide turning in, with smart trotters all around him I Can Doosit had to give in, surely.

Grant Archer and his charge Quality Invasion led. Archer was confident turning in, pretty happy with 200 metres to go but instead of going away I Can Doosit dug in and stuck his head in front. It was clear he was tired at the finish as the fitter Quality Invasion fought back but there was a head margin at the finish in favour of the millionaire trotter.

The unlucky runner in the race was clearly Dr Hook. He finished the race with a fair bit still in hand after not being able to secure a clear passage up the home straight. He’s definitely one to follow, as he was fresh-up as well.

Sunday’s win opens up all sorts of possibilities for I Can Doosit. All regular majors look his for the taking at the stage and then there the new major races in Australia; they being the Great Southern Star and the Chambers Challenge Trot. What all this means is there is the real possibility of another record breaking season for I Can Doosit, the Breckons and the Purdon stable.