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Byford trainer Brendan Abbott is enjoying preparing veteran pacer One For Dave Andme, who ended a losing sequence of 21 when Kim Prentice drove him to a smart victory in the 2130m Catalano’s Truck And Equipment Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The 47-year-old Abbott took over the training of the Smiling Shard gelding from Corey Peterson, who moved to Sydney last month to further his burgeoning career as a trainer and driver.

One For Dave Andme was having his fifth start for Abbott on Friday night, and after three thirds and a fourth placing from his first four starts for his new trainer, was excellent value at $8.40 from the No. 3 barrier.

Polemarker Extreme Prince ($3.40) held out an early challenge from The Kraken ($3.50) to set the pace, with Prentice quickly angling One For Dave Andme to the pegs to follow the pacemaker.

Euphoric Moment, the $2.90 favourite, who had raced in sixth position in the one-wide line, started a three-wide move with 650m to travel and he was fighting for ascendancy over Extreme Prince approaching the home turn when Prentice gained a needle-eye split and dashed One For Dave Andme between those two pacers before finishing strongly to get to the front 120rom the post on the way to winning by a length Euphoric Moment.

One For Dave Andme, winner of the group 3 Higgins Memorial in July 2020, now has raced 117 times for nine wins, 28 placings and $114,685 in prizemoney.