Fish Bones Fry wins at Wagga to continue hot form of Wodonga trainer Craig Widdison

CLOSE CALL: Fish Bones Fry holds out Sweet Knuckle to win the Chris Heywood Racing Benchmark 50 Handicap (1800m) at Wagga on Friday.

CLOSE CALL: Fish Bones Fry holds out Sweet Knuckle to win the Chris Heywood Racing Benchmark 50 Handicap (1800m) at Wagga on Friday.

Fish Bones Fry continued a great run for Wodonga trainer Craig Widdison at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday.

Widdison was offered the chance to train the horse about six weeks ago and his decision to accept is not one he regrets.

Fish Bones Fry ($10.00) made it two wins from three starts for Widdison after taking out the Chris Heywood Racing Benchmark 55 Handicap (1800m). It was also a heat of the Wagga Stayers Series.

After working to the lead early, Fish Bones Fry took a sit behind the leader mid-race. Simon Miller hit the front on the five-year-old early in the straight and held off Sweet Knuckle ($4.60) by a head to score.

Video Show ($18.00) worked home well for third.

“Mark Webb brings horses this way a bit and stays at our place. He asked if I wanted to train him for them,” Widdison said.

“He’s been great. He went to Albury and won and now he’s won again.

“I’m not sure he’s got the most ability in the world but he’s tough and honest.”

The win continued a great period for Widdison, who only returned home to Wodonga just over 12 months ago.

Ten of Widdison’s last 50 runners have been winners, nine of those of which came when he has crossed the border into NSW.

“It’s been terrific,” he said.

It was the second leg of a winning double for Miller, who was successful earlier on Chief Of Arlington for Doug Gorrell.

Miller shared riding honours with Rebeka Prest, who also grabbed a double.

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