Mique makes gutsy return to the winner’s circle

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MIQUE regained his mojo with an all-the-way victory in the 405m Free To All at Tabtouch Park Mandurah on Friday night.

The quality short-courser had been absent from the winner’s circle since early November despite some handy runs and was finally able to cash in on his talent.

Mique swept into the front-running position after launching sweetly from box seven, although he couldn’t break away as Fantastic Hulk immediately loomed up on his inside.

The pair turned into the home straight as the only two runners with winning prospects.

Fantastic Hulk was finishing strongly and threatened to overhaul the leader, but Mique was equal to the challenge and he held on to claim the race by half a length in 22.62sec.

Mique, trained out of Eric Campana’s Canning Vale kennels, has now saluted in 22 of 41 starts for more than $57,000 in stakes.

In other racing, the Enzo Crudeli-trained Red Hot Reagan scored back-to-back victories for the first time since January when she took out the Prime Trophies Grade 4 over 405m.

The blue fawn race-bitch defeated kennelmate Governor Bale by 2½ lengths, her first win at grade 4 level in five attempts.