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Chilean Plume shows great heart

Sent out a hot favourite at Moonee Valley on Friday night, promising four-year-old Chilean Plume looked to be in trouble getting back on the rails after missing the start.

Awkwardly placed with not much room to move from the 800m to the turn, Chilean Plume was patiently handled by Michael Rodd who steered the gelding out into the clear upon straightening.

Quickly letting down, the lightly raced bay charged home and his 0.9 length victory was a soft and impressive one.

"That was a big, big win!" enthused race caller Greg Miles.

And we agree!

"We were a bit worried after he missed the start," admitted Ballymore Assistant Trainer Matt Hoysted, "but he showed his class to get out and run all over the top of them."

Hoysted added that the stable consider the son of Pins "at least Saturday class" and he certainly has the breeding to be a nice horse.

A NZ $120,000 Karaka graduate purchased by Paul Moroney, Chilean Plume is out of the stakes placed multiple city winner Lava Lady - a daughter of stakes winner Volcanic who also produced the Listed winner Lahar.

Breaking his maiden at his sixth start at his first run since campaiging in Queensland over the winter, Chilean Plume is raced by Gurners Bloodstock, the ARK Syndicate, Barry & Deidre Neville-White, Peter Walker, Krauser Racing, Noel Griffin, the Tirileni Syndicate , Ballymore Stables and Rupert & Cheryl Legh Racing.
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