The excited connections watched as Bo Frazier reeled in early leader Special Sign ($13.80) down the back straight and run away to win by 4 ¼ lengths in 34.34, third home was Sandy On Target ($13.00).
Hot favourite Mantra Lad began only moderately from the inside alley and only battled away to run a disappointing fourth.
His career stats stand at 59 starts for 22 wins and 22 placings and with the first prize of $25,000 for the Rookie Rebel it took his prizemoney earnings to $119,375.
Time for the Rookie Rebel was 34.34 with sections of 8.97 (4) and 22.03. After the placings the runners finished in the following order: Mantra Lad ($1.40 fav), Eluthra ($22.50), Coulta Sky ($21.60), Black Ruler ($19.50) and Menado ($31.30).
Listed below are the past winners of the Rookie Rebel :
Rookie Rebel Honour Roll
- 2003 No Shame
- 2004 Shamira Bale
- 2005 Malfoy
- 2006 Paua To Burn
- 2007 Train A Journey
- 2008 Jamazz
- 2009 Bo Frazier