Old marvel toughs it out in City Jeep Handicap


Eight Bills has "travelled around the country" during his years on the track. He commenced his career in Sydney before moving to Melbourne while more recently the son of 1995 Cox Plate winner Octagonal has ventured to Darwin.

"He's been a great horse to us and we were so happy with the condition he was in when he returned from Darwin," trainer Stephen Brown's assistant Gino Mata said.

The gelding landed three wide midfield while Let's Rock'n'Roll flew the gates and crossed from his outside barrier.

Eight Bills never got any cover throughout the $100,000 event but still arrested the lead from Let's Rock'n'Roll at the 150 metre mark.

"He's a tough horse and he showed that today," he said.

Punters who backed Henwood can consider themselves unlucky after Glen Boss was chopped out of a run three times entering the straight.

The John Sadler-trained galloper flashed home for second while Vatican held on for third with Miss Steele getting up on the rail to finish fourth.

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