Little's patience pays off again at Geelong

Mar 22, 2015

Caulfield trainer Colin Little’s renowned patience paid off again after Work The Line’s brilliant success at Geelong.

Work The Line had always shown ability but a couple of lengthy break meant the six-year-old’s latest outing was only his 16th in an interrupted career.

The son of Bel Esprit’s last win was at Cranbourne in 2012 but a smart ride from top jockey Glen Boss helped change that anomaly in the  Emsley Lodge BM64 Handicap (1300m).

Work The Line stepped out for the first time in two months in the $17,500 contest but Boss used the inside gate to give the gelding the perfect trip with his 60kg handicap.

Work The Line eased out from behind the leaders entering the Geelong home straight but took time to work up to top speed with his top weight.

However, Work The Line’s class helped him run over the top of the front-runners in the last 100m to score what turned out to be a soft 1-¼-length win.

The comfortable win was Work the Line’s fifth in his 19 starts while the $10,500 winner’s cheque took his earnings to more than $70,000.

Congratulations to Work The Line’s owners - Chris Chandler, No Doubting Us Syndicate, Josh Kerin, Julie-ann Kerin, Colin Little, Lucy Muir, Melinda & Ken Murphy, Kevin Smith and Andrew Smith – on their well-deserved success at Geelong.

Click here for the official race result and a replay of Work The Line’s terrific win.

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