Soft run suits Mighty Metzger

Backed in on the tote from $9.80 into $5.80, Mighty Metzger was suited by a three-horse battle between Arousing, Abbey Brogden and The Silk Road.

The first 400m was run in a quick 29.8sec.

Settling worse than midfield in the moving line, driver Chris Voak waited until the 1000m point before going three-wide.

Forced four-wide with 500m to run, Mighty Metzger hit the front 250m from home and strode away to win by five metres.

‘She went really well tonight; she just needed a soft run, which she got,’ Voak said.

KIM YOUNG’S recent run of success has continued with Im Elmer Fudd winning at Pinjarra and Princess Epona at Bunbury on Saturday.

A large crowd attended the Super 9s day on Labor Day at Pinjarra when Im Elmer Fudd took out the Holden Caprice Pace (1684m).

Settling midfield in the moving line, driver Shane Butcher took the six-year-old three-wide with 500m to travel and ran on strongly in the straight to win by a neck.

Having her fifth run back from a four-month spell, Princess Epona won the start and led in the 1609m race.

Challenged on the home bend, she responded to go on and win by a length.