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RAPID XPRESSO STRIKES FIRST-UP


XPRESSO made the best possible start to his career with Vandyke Racing with victory on his stable debut.

After an impressive trial in mid-March, the 5YO represented his new ownership group for the first time at Ipswich on Easter Monday and promptly scored a fourth career victory which carried his earnings close to $200,000.

XPRESSO had been winless since December 2022, but the change of environment sparked an immediate upturn in his fortunes in the Class 4 Plate (1100m).

Jockey James Orman stalked the early speed before peeling XPRESSO to the outside at the 400m mark. The pair soon put a margin on their rivals and whilst XPRESSO perhaps felt the pinch late, he still had enough left in the tank to win by half-a-length.

Many congratulations to Mr R W Brien, Mr B Garlick, Mr A T McDonald, Mrs L A Smith, Mr L M Smith, Mr K A Mclean, Mrs L Brien, Mr J D Buchanan and Ms G Copeman.    

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