IT’S taken 33 starts, but Karlas Lucky Son finally broke through for his first win at Wagga on Saturday.
Trainer-driver Ray Walker hasn’t had a lot of luck with the four-year-old, but made his own luck with a tough effort to bring up the elusive win.
When $1.80 fav Annie Matilda broke shortly after the start, Walker used the to make his move, sending the son of Aces And Sevens around the field to sit without cover.
From there he was able to dominant, defeating Concertina by 6.5 metres.
With 10 seconds and four thirds, Karlas Lucky Son ($6.80) had come close on an number of occasions.
Walker was relieved to come away with the win.
“He got his turn eventually,” Walker said.
“He’s been a bit unlucky a few times and did the job done.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a horse that has had as many starts to win one, I don’t usually keep them, but I own this won so I didn’t have a lot of choice.”
In an extra bonus Walker and wife Jane took home an extra $500, with the gelding after winning as the club’s bonus horse.
After a last start second, the Temora horseman was quietly confident it would be his night to shine as the field not as strong as others he’d met.
“The way he works at home you would have thought he’d have won on by now,” Walker said.
“He’s not hopeless, but things just didn’t go his way.”
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