Setting off first David maintained his lead all the way to the finish. Ian Broadbent was just over 40 seconds behind in second and a similar time ahead of the Scott who recorded the fastest time of the night, just 25 seconds off Ian’s course record. It was good to see a World Champion supporting her mother.
The 19 points for winning moved David to the top of the Eric Smith handicap table on 89, one points ahead of Tom Pomfrett, and Ian Broadbent in third 77. The 9th race of the year is the 3000m track handicap on the 8th September. See full 2016 Eric Smith Handicap table here.