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Promising four-year-old Twobob Cracker is a standing-start specialist who earned a run in the $50,000 Easter Cup next Friday when he won the Taking You To New Heights Handicap over 2503m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Hopeland trainer Glenn Elliott, who races Twobob Cracker in partnership with Stephen Wojtowicz, said he was keen for the Art Major gelding to run in the Easter Cup.

Twobob Cracker has contested eleven standing-start events for six wins and four placings — and he again began smoothly in Friday night’s event, in which he was driven perfectly by Emily Suvaljko, who was content to trail the pacemaker Gee Smith.

Gee Smith, a $4.40 second fancy, dashed over the third 400m section of the final mile in 28.2sec. in a bid to take the edge of his rivals. Twobob Cracker, a $7.20 chance, looked to be in serious trouble when he was hopelessly hemmed in on the pegs approaching the home turn.

But when the breeze horse Major Artist began to wilt, Emily Suvaljko was able to ease Twobob Cracker off the pegs 120m from the post. Twobob Cracker finished strongly to get to the front in the final 30m and beat Gee Smith by a length.

Twobob Cracker is the first foal out of Where Dreams Grow, who raced 62 times for 12 wins, 14 placings and stakes of $103,800. Where Dreams Grow is a half-sister to Rabchenko, who earned $163,807 from 16 wins and 21 placings from 113 starts. Twobob Cracker, who was sold for $22,500 at the 2019 APG Perth yearling sale, has earned $59,122 from eight wins and 11 placings from 42 starts.