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By Graham Potter | Sunday, August 21, 2022

The David Vandyke stable advanced their personal scoreboard by a winner a meeting for the last four meetings in a row when Jakkalberry Finn claimed his second career success at the Poly Track meeting at the Sunshine Coast on August 21 in a Class 2 Handicap over 1600m.

This was on the back of Spicy Sonic’s win on August 14, Aban’s win on August 17 and Sneak Preview’s win on August 20 … a really nice run of success.

Jakkalberry Finn, who was third up here, had showed progressive improved from his first-up run to his second-up result, and punters recognised the value of those efforts by supporting the six-year-old son of Jakkalberry into second favourite at $3.20, behind the $1.95 favourite Tee Amici, who already had a Poly Track win to his credit having scored two runs back on the synthetic surface.

Jakkalberry Finn, who jumped from barrier seven in an eight-horse field, was taken back to last by Kyle Wilson-Taylor at the break and was all of three lengths behind the second last horse in the early part of the race.

At the 1200m Jakkalberry Finn was still all of seven lengths off the lead, but he was about to tag on to the back of the field and, when he did, Wilson-Taylor kept his momentum going by slipping him through a gap between runners.

He then continued his run on the sweep to the home turn to corner in fourth place, now saving ground after being caught wide when he first started his run, just three lengths off the long-time leader, the favourite Tee Amici.
Jakkalberry Finn quickly brushed another two rivals aside and then set sail after Tee Amici and that already became an unequal contest as the Vandyke trained runner reeled in Tee Amici with the minimum of fuss, going past the favourite as early as the 200m mark and forging away to a very comfortable 1.50 length win.

The lightly raced six-year-old is now a two-time winner, with five minor placings, from only ten starts.

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