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Only Wanna Sing defies wet-track concerns

Only Wanna Sing (left).
Only Wanna Sing (left) beaten Red Stina in a deceptive photo-finish at Doomben.

Promising two-year-old Only Wanna Sing dispelled a theory he was a wet-track duffer when he upset a long-priced betting move on runner-up Red Stina at Doomben.

Only Wanna Sing had failed badly on a heavy track at his previous start and when a storm again made Doomben a heavy track he opened at $7.

The gelding eventually started at $6 before beating Red Stina ($8) by a nose with three-quarters of a length to the favourite Pinch Memory ($3.20).

Red Stina had been heavily backed at as much as $36 in opening markets and many punters thought she had won in a deceptive finish.

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About the only one who thought Only Wanna Sing had won was trainer Robert Heathcote who was all smiles after the race.

“I thought he had just held on. I wasn’t worried about the wet track as I reckon it was a heavy 12 when he got beaten last time an this time the track was a lot better,” Heathcote said.

“He had trialled well and I have always had a wrap on him.”

Heathcote has paid up for Only Wanna Sing in the Group One Golden Slipper at Rosehill on March 24 but is not committed to a run.

“I will see how he pulls up but we always have the winter as an option for him,” Heathcote said.

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