Warragul Too Strong in Morwell to Glenmaggie Handicap


By Murray Fenwick

Warragul riders proved too strong in taking the first three placings in Sunday’s 65 km Morwell to Glenmaggie Classic Handicap.  Scratchman Wayne Kestle took the event easily after some hard chasing into strong winds in order to catch the riders in front, some of whom had been given up to 12 minutes head start.  Upon catching all the riders in front the race became one of tact rather than speed.  Latrobe Valley’s Stuart Corkran attacked with 5 km to go and held a slender lead for a few kilometres until he was caught by Kestle.

The pursuit champion was then left in front to lead out the long sprint to the line.  Wayne proved to be too strong for his fellow scratch riders with Phil Gallagher in second and Geoff Thomson in third. Murray Fenwick and Aaron Nobelius also placed in the top 10.

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