Dowdstown Charlie returned to form with a solid 3 length victory at NJC’s Beaumont track over 2000m yesterday afternoon. In what proved to be a master stroke, trainer Kim Waugh elected to remove the blinkers and add a pair of winkers to the gelding’s gear in a bid to get Dowdstown Charlie to settle stepping up in distance to 2000m for the first time. Dowdstown Charlie relished the even tempo settling beautifully in fourth spot by Kerrin McEvoy before tackling the leaders and kick clear. “That was a good effort, we haven’t had him that long and to be fair he’s rarely far away and it was pleasing to see him win in that manner, I’m sure that will give him a nice boost of confidence going forward. Kerrin rode him beautifully running the 2000m right out, the sting out of the ground certainly helped” added Kim.
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