Ice Crusher wins at Redcliffe

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Former Overport Lodge pacer Ice Crusher, sold out of the Mark Jones stable last month, was a first-up winner in Queensland at Redcliffe on Thursday, May 4.

Ice Crusher, a winner first-up in Australia at Redcliffe, Queensland, on Thursday, May 4.

The 4YO Christian Cullen-Helena Kilena gelding was caught three wide early from the second row then led over the last lap as a short $1.80 favourite for new trainer Darrell Graham.

Ice Crusher won by 8.2 metres in a 1:59.2 rate for the 2040m, pacing his last 800m in 59.2s and closing 400m in 29.4s.

He earlier won two and was three times placed in 15 starts for Overport Lodge trainer Mark Jones, but didn’t fulfill his initial promise here.

At his second start, he won the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Consolation at Addington in a 2:01.6 rate (1950m), holding Hickstead over his last 800m in 55.5s.