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Grand manners to smash Oaks field

WINNING RETURN: Victorian reinsman Nathan Jack brings back Grand Anse after she won the XXXX Gold Wagga Oaks on Saturday night. Picture: Kieren L TillyAN error proved costly at Albury, but GrandAnsewas on her best behaviour as she dominated her rivals to win the Wagga Oaks (2165m)on Saturday night.
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Despite her back row draw, the Victorian filly was too good for the strong field,coasting to a 9.4-metre win.

Grand Ansegalloped coming into the home straight when in a winning positionat Albury last week and reinsmanNathan Jack had that in mind as she turned for home.

However it proved to not to be a concern.

“She’s a pretty smart filly and they went slow early which didn’t help, but I felt she had a little bit on them,” Jack said.

“She was wide from the 1100 to the 600 and has pretty strong on the line.

“I just had to nurse her around the bend but she has a bright future.”

Despite her form looking ordinary on paper, the former Uranquinty reinsman was confident she had the ability to win.

“She is a class sort of filly and you would expect her to go around in the better races,” Jack said.

“But she’s a little bit inconsistent.

“Even at home she can work really good then sometimes work a bit average, but her work in between Albury and Wagga was the best anything has ever worked at home so we were reasonably confident.

“We just had to hope her manners were right.”

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