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Clarken Racing | Clarken Racing News 53058 Will Clarken Continues Hot Form As Agreeable Collects Murray Bridge Gold Cup

Will Clarken continues hot form as Agreeable collects Murray Bridge Gold Cup

Will Clarken continues hot form as Agreeable collects Murray Bridge Gold Cup
Will Clarken added another country cup to his trophy cabinet as Agreeable took advantage of a lovely run to break through for her first black-type victory in the Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup (1600m) on Friday.

Fresh off winning the Balaklava Cup and Seymour Cup with Noname Lane in the last month, the Adelaide trainer continued his exceptional form as Agreeable ($6) hunted down the $5 favourite Lord Vladivostok in the dying stages.

The gates - and subsequent runs in transit - proved the difference, Kayla Crowther able to give Agreeable a cosy trip from barrier five while Todd Pannell and Lord Vladivostok were trapped four-deep throughout from stall 11.

It was a deserved change of luck for the five-year-old mare after having things go against her earlier in the prep, most notably when drawing the carpark as favourite in the Balaklava Cup last start.

Clarken was delighted with the outcome.

"We've only had her a short time and she's been costly on the punt for us but we've finally got her right," he said.

"Happy with Kayla there, she came and galloped her on Monday morning - I had to twist her arm to ride her rather than Zoulah - and thank god she did.

"She's got beautiful soft hands, got the horse out of the gate and got her into a lovely spot.

"She'd been an ultra-consistent horse for the Freedmans before coming here and really deserved a victory like that, it's going to really help her price tag."

For her part, Crowther admitted she didn't actually want to be in that spot in the run, but everything worked out nicely.

"I was buried on the fence there, which is where Will told me not to be - he said get her to the outside," she said.

"He just had her really spot on today, she travelled through the horses beautifully, she got out at a good time and she was really good late.

"I knew I had a lot of horse left, it was just whether I could pick him up in time."

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