Apr 30, 2017
In the most exciting race finish of the day, Maraam snuck up on the inside rail late to snare the $40,000 TAB.COM.AU BenchMark 72 Handicap (1200m) at Canterbury on April 26.
Carrying the yellow and blue colours of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the four-year-old daughter of Street Cry sat patiently in second last position on the rail under Tye Angland after jumping from barrier 3.
The in-form hoop made the winning move after coming around the home turn at the top of the straight when he opted to take a split up along the inside rail and motored home to nail All In The Reflexs by a nose.
“That was well ridden by Tye; he nailed it with a perfectly timed run along the rail,” said co-trainer Paul Snowden.
From just 15 career starts, Maraam has won three races and scored five minor placings for almost $135,000 in prizemoney.
Words: Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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