Civil Disobedience smashes his rivals in 2018 Tasmanian Derby

Civil Disobedience - Darryl Sherer
Civil Disobedience

Darryl Sherer

The New Zealand Derby could be on the radar for Civil Disobedience after the talented stayer justified his short quote with a dominant win in the Listed Tasmanian Derby. 

The celebrations started at the 250m for the band of owners who made the trip to Hobart to watch the Darren Weir-trained colt, with Civil Disobedience quickly put the race to bed at the top of the straight. 

Civil Disobedience opened at $2.20 and the money continued for the favourite until the jump, starting at $1.40. 

Jockey John Allen tracked the leader until the turn for home before taking a split at the top of the straight and sprinting away to score by 2.75 lengths from stablemate Wolfendale. 

Pennstock was the first of the locals across the line in third. 

Allen said he just needed a touch of luck at the top of the straight after enjoying a great run. 

"I just needed a little bit of luck on the corner and once the gap presented he sprinted really well and he won with a bit of ease," Allen said. 

"I'm not sure of the plans, maybe even the New Zealand Derby in three weeks, but I'll let Darren (Weir) and the team decide that."

"He's been very progressive, he had the form on the board."

It was another win for the visitors in the Group Three Bow Mistress Trophy, with Gogo Grace registering a dominant victory for the South Australian training partnership of Leon MacDonald and Andrew Gluyas. 

The four-year-old mare stormed down the centre of the track to score by 4.5 lengths. 

Gogo Grace will stay now head to the Vamos Stakes (1400m) at Launceston on February 25. 

Early race favourite Life on the Wire was a late scratching from the race on vets advice.


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