Mortar Platoon Guns to Victory

Despite the big odds, import Mortar Platoon shot away from his opposition to win the Procare Property Services Handicap over 1600m at Randwick on Saturday.

Carrying the colours of Geoff & Mary Grimish, Mortar Platoon is a half-brother to the talented Weary who was also raced by the Grimish pair successfully in Australia.

Purchased by Mulcaster Bloodstock in Europe, Mortar Platoon has won three races in his career that began in England. He has won two races in Australia and been placed a further three times from just eight starts.

Trained by Chris Waller, Mortar Platoon was ridden by stable apprentice Lee Magorrian. Settling mid-field behind a strong pace, the son of Myboycharlie was kept to the inside in the home straight by Magorrian and a big gapped appeared for the pair.

Mortar Platoon took his opportunity and dashed to the front, putting a gap on the field that could not be pegged back.