Tassie Star Jethro Powers To Group 1 Hume Cup Glory

The freakishly talented overcame a slow start and a poor draw to claim this year’s 1 at on Melbourne Cup eve.

Drawn in box five in a quality field, the son of Head Bound and It’s A She expectedly began slowly before settling on the fence in fourth place with a lap to run.

With Bubba’s Dream hightailing in front, Jethro slowly began to reel in the leaders, powering home over to claim the $75,000 winner’s cheque in 34.60 over the 600-metre journey.

Grand old campaigner Don Chendo – who looks to have run his last race – finished third in another solid performance.

Jethro’s win was the 21st of his career from 44 starts, pushing his prizemoney to over $138,000 – a figure set to grow substantially on the current form of the -trained star.

Earlier in the night, the -trainer Grigorieva Bale took out the Group 3 RSN in fine style, running down early leader Sapporo in 30.09, who was also overtaken by Premier Boloney, who came from well back to finish second.

Owned by , Grigorieva Bale is out of former Meadows track record holder and Kingston Bale.

His win was the 12th of his career from 34 starts, with the Group 3 win seeing his prizemoney reach $92,595.

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