Smart Restrepo four-year-old Sidstrepo, who was bred, reared and sold by Goodtime Lodge, notched his third Gloucester Park win for the season and sixth lifetime on Tuesday night (September 7).
Starting from the No. 3 gate, the gelding slotted into the one-one trail before slipped more rein at the 500 metre mark.
Joining the leaders on the home turn, Sidstrepo had to pull out all stocks to prevail by a head.
The mile rate for the gruelling 2536 metres was 2:00.2.
Sidstrepo has now earned more than $45,000.
His sire, Restrepo, the former Victorian ‘Cups King’ Restrepo, has sired eight winners from nine starters.
Graces Beach, the dam of Sidstrepo, is the dam of five sub 2:00 winners from five foals to race.