Borrelli sings Fine Artist's praises

17 April 2018 03:42:35 EST

Trainer-driver Peter Borrelli believes Fine Artist is a promising three-year-old after he won the BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies Pace (1800m) at Globe Derby Park.

Fine Artist was challenged down the home straight but fought back well to score a half-head win from the hot favourite Clarenden Valour with Sumarian Artist a neck away in third.

Even though it was only the gelding's second win, he also has eight placings from just 19 starts, and Borrelli was left signing his praises.

"He has been racing okay but is still learning. Tonight, he was able to lead and dictate and I knew he would be hard to beat," he said. "He doesn't give up and even though he got headed wasn't going to go down without a fight."

Meanwhile, veteran Borrelli was also delighted to be back on the winners list.

"It is good to finally have another Globe Derby win," he added. "It has been a while - I actually can't remember my last win here although I did drive Grinfaron to a win at Mildura last month.

"I have been letting Jayden (Jayden Brewin) drive Fine Artist a lot of the time - I think it is good to encourage the young drivers - but decided to do it myself tonight.

"Actually, I nearly had a double as Grinfaron went really well in the opening race but just found Santa Madre too strong."

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