Fidge enjoys Gus Or Bust win

16 April 2018 09:45:29 EST

Trainer-driver Paul Fidge hailed the performance of Gus Or Bust at Globe Derby Park on Saturday night and says a trip to Port Pirie could be on the cards.

Gus Or Bust came off a 20-metre handicap to score a 2-1/2 metre win from Sun Valley Road with The Dutchman, four metres away third.

"I could not have asked for a better run," Fidge said. "There was a strong early tempo which ensured the leaders would tire late, then Sun Valley Road made a run going into the back and took me right into the race.

"Gus Or Bust has a good sprint so I sat and waited before letting him stride in the home straight and he quickly went to the front."

Fidge said the six-year-old would now head to Port Pirie for the $8000 Kadina Trotters Cup (1609m) on Friday 27 April, a race he won last year.

"He sat parked last year to win with Ken Rogers in the sulky," he added. "He is not the type of horse to do it tough but over the short trip he was okay."

Fidge is also hoping Saturday's win finally means a change of luck for his charge.

"Nothing was going right, with viruses and injuries and it all came to a head on SA Cup night," Fidge said. "I bought two horses to the track and they were both pre-race scratchings and I thought I've had enough so I took a bit of a break.

"Gus Or Bust is the only horse I have in work at the moment, but Pocketfullofcash is due back this week and Dontsayawordmajor will be join him shortly."

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