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Seven-year-old pacer Our Sequel ended a losing streak of eight unplaced efforts when he relished his pacemaking role in the 2536m Salami Too Hot To Trot Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Our Sequel, trained by Colin Joss, was the $1.70 favourite from the prized No. 1 barrier, and Ryan Warwick rated him to perfection on his way to a comfortable 4m victory over the $3.80 second fancy Black Jack Zac, who fought on gamely after trailing the leader all the way.
Warwick said that Joss had been disillusioned with Our Sequel’s form before he decided to change his training routine. “Jossy has gone back to basics and is training the way he used to, and is getting rewarded,” said Warwick.
The 72-year-old Joss bought Our Sequel for $15,000 last August and the Mach Three gelding who is raced by Joss’s wife Pauline, Craig Bradshaw, Mark Roberts and Rex Gray has earned $25,777 from his two wins from 15 starts for his new connections.