Run Liam Run sprints back into winners circle
Talented sprinter Run Liam Run has won his first race since the breakthrough 2016 Fitzpatrick Plate success, prevailing in a thrilling photo finish at Mt Barker Turf Club on Saturday.
Run Liam Run was being aimed at dual Great Southern features the Mungrup Stud Sprint and Fitzpatrick Plate when struck down by a leg injury in December, which required surgery.
After a lengthy recovery the eight-year-old gelding returned from a long race absence in Albany on March 31, running eighth to Blizzard Express.
Ridden by Lisa Staples in the Southern Haulage Industries Handicap (1300m) on Saturday, Run Liam Run settled fourth in the small field of seven and was urged to the line under hard riding to win a three-way photo over Sir Snugalot and Sixpence Spent.
Kiddle was thrilled to have her stable star back in the winners circle, an eighth career win in 28 starts.
“It’s really pleasing, it’s been a long road back,” Kiddle said.
“It was such an insignificant cut but there was a hole in the tendon that needed an operation and full credit to doctor Wendy Rogers for picking it up.”
Jockey Peter Hall rode a treble on the seven-race card, including saluting on promising type Athlone Castle in race 1 for Albany trainer Maurice Sheridan.
Fellow hoop Colin Haddon finished with a winning double at the meet after booting home Mt Barker Cup winner Gauged and earlier was successful with Lady Stingray.
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