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Gimmefiveminutesmore, aided by a smart front-running drive by Southland reinsman Brent Barclay, brought up the 27th win for the Mark Jones stable at Forbury on Thursday, July 4.

The front-running role has lifted Gimmefiveminutesmore to back-to-back Forbury wins in his latest claimer racing over sprint trips.

The four-year-old Christian Cullen gelding held well again, this time over 2200m, holding The Night Hawk by three-quarters of a length in the Forbury Claimers Series Final.

Gimmefiveminutesmore, the half-brother to former NZ 3YO mile record-holder, Kotare Mach (1:53), paced Thursday’s trip in 2:44.2 (2:00.1 mile rate), quickening over his last 800m in 57.6s and 400m in 28.5s.

The Night Hawk was the only horse claimed out of the race.

Gimmefiveminutesmore, who last week was a temporary boarder at Waikouaiti with Amber Hoffman, took his career record to six wins from 20 starts for $38,392, for owners, Reg Storer and Noel Kennard.