On Demand delivers after being heavily backed
ON DEMAND finished powerfully to land a
large betting plunge in
the $30,000 Lismore
Workers Club Rousillon Showcase Handicap
The Pat Duff-trained gelding was backed from $7 to start a $3.20 favourite in the feature race and didn't disappoint his backers when he powered home to score a narrow but decisive win from the Owen Glue-trained Anne Bonny.
The Lismore mare,
who had won the recent Murwillumbah Cup was beaten a short neck with Secret Code another short neck away third.
Glue was hoping to win the Rousillon for a second time after he did it with Hajjar in 2013.
Pat Duff prepared On Demand at Deagon, just north of Brisbane, and was full of praise for jockey Robbie Fradd.
"A beautiful ride,” Duff said.
"A good gate definitely makes a big difference.”
He thought On Demand was a good chance and suited by the 1516m.
"He's a dour type of horse,” he said.
"Robbie (Fradd) him
the other day at Caloundra and said he was a bit
"He's bit older now too. Just a tip top horse.”
He is now thinking
about a metro start for
the six-year-old gelding
son of Snippetson.
"Might look at a race
in town, there is also a meeting at Caloundra,” he said.
"But we'll just take it race by race with him.”