Flying Bentley at Canberra

Flying Spur gelding, Flying Bentley, broke his maiden status in fine style at Canberra this afternoon.

Flying Bentley began well but was in an awkward position early, before jockey Kevin Sweeney was able to slot in one off the rails three pairs back, and Flying Bentley travelled well.

Approaching the turn, Kevin gave the big chestnut room, and he moved into the race entering the straight and looked a danger.

In the straight, Flying Bentley, gradually wore down the leaders and came away for a convincing win despite not recording a huge winning margin.

Flying Bentley has had an interrupted career due to a serious leg injury that required a long rest in the paddock. We hope that the patience his owners have shown will now start to be repaid the further he heads into the preparation.