If you see the name Ghetto Boy in a field any time soon and it’s on a soft track, put the house on it each-way.
Tony Newing’s gelding stormed home in the sixth – the he Southern Cross Austereo Benchmark 55 Handicap (1300m) – at Orange’s Towac Park on Tuesday afternoon, to continue his love affair with soft courses.
It was the five-year-old’s second win on a soft track from five starts, the other three runs have resulted in second finishes.
It was a dominant win too, Sydney jockey Mitchell Bell walking him in by six lengths.
It was Bell’s second straight win of the afternoon too, after he steered Walshie ($3.20) to victory in the fifth, the Central West Clothing Bin Class 2 Handicap (1280m), for Matthew Smith.
He’d bounced back after being dumped by Atum prior to the third as well, the gelding was scratched.
In the sixth, Bell settled Newing’s five-year-old on the rails, three lengths leader before kicking on the turn from home. Bell pushed Ghetto Boy well wide, storming past the pack and finding another effort to streak away, before walking in by six lengths.
The $3.60 favourite See Me Out was second with triple-figure chance Damysus ($101) producing an excellent run to third.