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“It’s good to have a lot of people involved,” said Capel trainer-reinsman Aiden de Campo after he had brought smart colt Floewriter home with a typical sparkling burst to win the Retravision Pace for two-year-olds at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“And it’s good to have a couple of first-time owners among the 14 owners; they have been very lucky.”

De Campo selected the Sportswriter colt at the 2020 Perth APG yearling sale and he paid $30,000 for the youngster who now has earned $106,885 from his four wins and two placings from 11 starts, as well as several more thousands of dollars in Westbred bonuses.

Floewriter was a $13.80 chance, mainly because of his wide draw at barrier eight. De Campo settled him down in tenth position and the colt was eighth at the bell before he began a three-wide move 550m from home. He burst to the front at the 250m mark and won by 2m from the fast-finishing $3.20 favourite Maungatahi, who was seventh at the bell and hampered for room until late.

“Floewriter had a good run,” said de Campo. “He’s got the ability, but he draws poorly because he won a lot of money early.

“He will have a few more starts and then I might give him a little freshen-up before preparing him for the APG races for three-year-olds in February.”        Early in 2021 Floewriter won the group 1 Sales Classic as the $3.30 favourite and finished second to stablemate The Miki Taker in the group 1 Pearl Classic. Two starts before Friday night’s event Floewriter was a rank outsider at $81 on the fixed market when he finished strongly to beat the $1.20 favourite Youre So Fine.