Nessuno proves class act
IN racing parlance the idiom "class will prevail'' is often used to describe the superiority of one thoroughbred against the competition in a race.
Handicapped with 65kg, drawn the outside barrier and resuming after 80 days away from racing, nobody doubted Nessuno was a class act but many felt he was vulnerable in yesterday's $7700 XXXX Open Handicap (1000m) at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton.
It took just 57.88 seconds to declare beyond doubt that "class will prevail'' as Nessuno swept past his seven rivals leaving them with equine inferiority complexes.
Conservative with praise, Nessuno's trainer John Wigginton described the win succinctly in a short phrase ? "it was awesome''.
It was indeed, as gifted heavyweight jockey Darryl Johnston allowed Nessuno to creep in to the race from near last at the 800 metres to let down with effortless ac- celeration from the 300 metres mark.
With seemingly little effort from Johnston, Nessuno exploded clear passing runner after runner on his outside lane.
The winner of the LR Eye Liner Stakes (1200m) on June 18 at Ipswich, the rich brown coloured horse's next assignment will be the Summer Crown Series in Brisbane.
Nessuno was the middle of a winning treble for Wigginton as he greeted Bianca's Hero ($1.60) and In Jeopardy ($2.25) at the first placegetters stall when Rick McMahon returned them.