Maguire gives rivals the slip with Whotoldu

MIA BREEDERS PLATEBy Matt MaloneMIRROOL magician Steve Maguire was at his driving best as he stole the second MIA Breeders Plate heat on Saturday night with Sydney visitor Whotoldu.Condell Park trainer Peter Dewsbury booked the services of top local reinsman Maguire and he was not let down after a clever drive on the $7 outsider.With $1.40 favourite Perfect Sequence locked away three back on the inside, Maguire went for home at the 400-metre mark and left his rivals for dead.Whotoldu surged clear around the final turn and the race was all over by the time Perfect Sequence gained clear running in the home straight.Whotoldu defeated Victorian Modern Star ($11.00) by eight metres and Perfect Sequence charged home to finish in third place.Dewsbury believes his two-year-old will be a force in Friday night’s $30,000 final.”He wanted the run (on Saturday night) so I think he’ll be a lot better in the final,” Dewsbury said.”It had been very difficult to get a run at home, there were just no races around.”We picked this out for him and he did go very good.”Whotoldu reeled off a closing sectional of 29.7 to record a winning mile rate of 2:03.0 for the 1758-metre journey.Leeton got two major players into the final after David Lang’s Perfect Sequence and Bill Trembath’s Tow The Line finished in third and fourth place.Sydney qualified a second representative in the final when Weona Ace finished fifth.Whotoldu had only previously raced once for a fourth placing at Menangle Park in Sydney. Dewsbury was confident the fourth was good enough to win at Leeton.”He went two minutes there,” Dewsbury said. “I thought he would go all right.”
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