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Tough eight-year-old Tyler Brett gave a bold frontrunning display and sprinted over the final 800m in 55.4sec. when he fought on grimly to stave off strong late challenges from Gambit and Double Up in the 2130m Choices Flooring For Timber Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Tyler Brett ($3.50) held on to beat Gambit, the $2.25 favourite, by a head, with Double Up ($6.50), being hampered for room in the final circuit, fighting on determinedly on the inside to be a head away in third place.
The win completed a double for Dylan Egerton-Green, who won the opening event with the frontrunning Machs Gold. It also continued a great start to the training career of Chloe Brown, who has given Tyler Brett (who she races on lease) eight starts for two wins, two seconds and two thirds.
The WA-bred Tyler Brett has proved to be a wonderful performer, having had 75 starts for 18 wins, 21 placings and $185,306 in prizemoney. He is by former star Queensland pacer Robin Hood (by Fake Left) who amassed $796,567 in stakes from 24 wins and 18 placings from 77 starts. His wins included the 2005 group 1 Kilmore Cup, the 2005 group 2 Cranbourne Cup, the 2006 group 1 Ballarat Cup, the 2007 group 1 Victoria Cup at Moonee Valley, the 2008 group 3 Cordina Sprint at Harold Park and the 2008 group 1 Treuer Memorial at Bankstown.