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Pengelly overtaken by record breaker



FORMER Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly had the second best seat in the house as Takeover Target dominated Saturday's Group Three Summer Stakes race at Doomben.

Pengelly produced a quality ride on the second-placed Picardi Run, but was no match for what was a record-breaking display by winner Takeover Target.

Even Pengelly, who was quoted in the Sunday-Mail newspaper, was taken by the nature of the winner's performance.

'The winner (Takeover Target) was unbelievable. He's a genuine Group 1 horse and we struck him right at his best,' Pengelly told the Sunday-Mail.

Even so, the effort of Picardi Run should not be overlooked. The horse struggled to get going early, with the leaders setting a cracking tempo.

Pengelly kept his cool under pressure and ensured the five-year-old held together for his flying run home which reaped a second place finish.

The Stakes was the highlight of what was a quiet day of rides for Pengelly who continued his fine winning run at the Sunshine Coast yesterday.

The win on hot-favourite Just Ordained in the first race of the program was Pengelly's 25th in what has been a great season for him at Corbould Park.