By Duane Ranger.
The $1.30 win price said it all really following Race 8 at Albion Park – and driver Nathan Dawson drove the Shawn Grimsey trained Rubies For Tash (1) accordingly.
They led, trailed, and then led again down the back straight the final time when the pace-maker drifted out.
Rubies for Tash, who is owned by her breeders, B. A. & N. A. Harpley, paced the 1,660m mobile in 1:59.6 (mile rate 1:55.9). His sectionals were 28.7, 31.4, 28.8, and 27.2.
The 6-year-old Courage Under Fire mare has now won 18 of her 59 starts, including five from 18 this season.
Her bank balance rests at just under $130,000. It was his third local run and the first time he had drawn the one marble.