FOLLOWING two second placed efforts in larger Riverina cups, Sokys Bigbullet scored a win of his own in the Coolamon Pacers Cup (2210m) on Saturday.
The Bruce Harpley-trained five-year-old justified his $1.70 favourite tag as he whipped around the field last to score a comfortable win.
More of a noted front-runner the son of Modern Art was at ease from behind, surging to the front at the top of the home straight to defeat leader Barriettas Bliss by 14.2 metres.
After finding one better in both the Junee and West Wyalong cups, the Junee horseman was pleased to finally come out on top.
With a slick 28 second second quarter Harpley decided to come with one run and it paid dividends.
“He worked pretty hard and that second quarter was pretty quick but he finished off good and stuck to his guns,” Harpley said.
“The track wouldn’t be fast, its pretty dead, but I don’t think many would have gone two minutes.”
Harpley is looking towards the Cootamundra Cup in a months’ time and is pushing owner Paul Burns to send the gelding for a winter campaign in Queensland.
“(Cootamundra) is a month away so I’ll see whether he has a run in between,” he said.
“He’s nearly ready to go to an M0 and I nearly put him in at Menangle (on Sunday) but we had a couple in.
“He’s a C5 and once you get past that there isn’t much left around here.”
With the majority of Queensland’s racing below the metropolitan penalty Sokys Bigbullet could still return as a M0, but no decision has been made yet.
Wunlastchance caused a minor sensation before the start of the cup after first refusing to enter the track then refusing to warm up for what was to be his first run for almost two and a half years.
Despite repeated efforts from driver Tim Doherty and two clerks of the course to get the 10-year-old into his gait, Ariah Park trainer Mark Bowcock was forced to scratch his only runner.