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Butts nearly wins Chariots Of Fire

  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018
  • Garrick Knight
Let It Ride ran second to Jilliby Kung Fu. Photo: Race Images.

Let It Ride ran second to Jilliby Kung Fu. Photo: Race Images.

New Zealand brothers Tim and Anthony Butt went close to adding to his illustrious Group 1 record in Australia at Menangle in Sydney last night.

Let It Ride, trained by the now Sydney-based Tim, ran second in the A$200,000 Chariots Of Fire after trailing for most of the race in the hands of Anthony Butt.

The race was won brilliantly my Melbourne visitor Jilliby Kung Fu, who ran in his last half in 53.2secs on the way to a 1.48.8-mile rate win.

“He went super and it took a good one to beat him,” said Tim Butt on Sunday.

Let It Ride has now won well over $100,000 in stakes since Butt purchased him unraced out of the Michael House stable at the start of last year.

Butt says Let It Ride will now return to New Zealand for a crack at the four-year-old features at Alexandra Park in late April.

“He’ll have a freshen-up now and then head over for the Messenger and Taylor Mile.”

Butt went on to win the last on the card, a A$16,500 trotters’ free for all, with his charge Daryl Boko, also driven by Anthony Butt.