CLASSY short-courser Quedos claimed a big scalp on the way to a rebound victory in the Elders Insurance Free To All (405m) at Greyhounds WA Mandurah on Friday.
A week after a disappointing effort in The Chase final at the same venue, when he finished fifth behind kennelmate Hello I’m Leo, Quedos was back to his best and beat race favourite Mique at his own game in the process.
Mique, a noted quick beginner and front runner, had the benefit of the rails alley but Quedos was too slippery out of the ‘lemon’, box five, and he shot to the lead when the lids flipped open.
Quedos broke to a handy advantage and despite dogged pursuit from Mique he could not be reeled in.
He hit the line nearly three lengths ahead in 22.59 to claim his first victory at Free To All level at Mandurah.
The Ben Maclean-trained chaser has now claimed 14 wins from 30 starts and has collected more than $22,000 in stakes.
In the next race, West On Babe made the most of her call-up as a reserve into the Prime Trophies Free To All (490m) with victory.
West On Babe stormed out of the traps and kicked away to score comfortably.