Man Booker Is High Class Says Morton

19
Mar

Man Bookers come back to racing reached another high after he posted a brilliant victory in the Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m) on Sunday.

The Discorsi gelding, who won the WA Guineas (1600m) two years ago, remains undefeated since returning from a 12-month injury layoff.

Man Booker resumed from a tendon injury at Pinjarra in February and charged home to take out the Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) two weeks later.

Today he produced a similar finishing burst after jockey Jerry Noske landed him in the best position, one-out and one-back.

In somewhat of a suprise jockey William Pike went forward on Man Booker’s chief rival, Coming Back and took up up the front running duties.

But the Grant and Alana Williams trained galloper couldn’t sustain a hot tempo and faded late over the concluding stages to run seventh.

Man Booker shot past Coming Back and Great Shot and stormed to the lead with 200m remaining before accelerating away.

The classsy gelding held a 1 1/2 length margin over Great Shot who fought on gallantly after racing outside of the lead.

Dream Lifter ran another honest race, but had to settle for the minor prize again, running on for third.

It was back-to-back Bunbury Stakes for the Noske clan when Jerry joined Jarrad, who rode Young Lionel last year.

“He is going super and is a high class horse,” said trainer, Dan Morton.

“It’s just pleasing to see him come back from injury and get back to where he was and some.”