Pollard lands Rockhampton double with Scarsdale, Mark Sure Can

was too good in the opener at on Wednesday night.

Scarsdale improved on his debut time when saluting in the Rockhampton Maiden 1000 Final on Wednesday night.

The -trained chaser lined up in the 407m maiden final as the +160 race favourite with top online bookmakers.

Jumping from box three, he punched through to lead and gave the field something to chase, with (+200) settling in second place.

Around the final corner, Scarsdale put in the kick to draw away and then ran on to beat (+1300) by four-and-a-half-lengths in 23.52.

Rockhampton Maiden 1000 Final replay – Scarsdale (23.52) – T: Christine Pollard

The winning time improved on the 23.98 clocked when out on his debut on October 18, when he beat Botticelli by three-and-a-quarter lengths.

Scarsdale hails from a 2021 litter of five out of Bossy Miss Bella and by , with brothers Educator (5:4-0-0) and (4:3-1-0) performing greatly around the Rockhampton track.

The Pollard kennel recorded a winning double on the 12-race card, with continuing his purple patch with a 10th-straight win.

Jumping from the green box, the +110 race favourite started brilliantly to get to the lead and would not be stopped, beating home Little Spyro (+900) by four-and-three-quarter lengths in 23.42.

Rockhampton Race 8 replay – Mark Sure Can (23.42) – T: Christine Pollard

The Slick x Sure You Can dog has now won 11 of his 13 career starts, banking $33,020 in prize money for owner Jason Phillips.

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