Bright Future Predicted For The Closer

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Co-trainer believes lightly-raced The Closer is destined to contest better races later in the season after running away with the $150,000 VOBIS Gold at .

The Closer won on debut at in July and then returned from a spell and was unplaced in the Group Three Red Roses (1100m) at during the recent .

Sent out a $5 chance in Saturday's Eureka Stockade (1400m) at her third start, The Closer settled in behind the lead before striding clear in the straight under to win by 2-3/4-lengths.

Winning Partner, the $4.40 favourite, led home the chasing pack in second with another two lengths to Bricktop ($10) third.

“Really from the day she won her first start at Geelong we always thought she was fairly smart,” Eustace, who trains in partnership with , said.

“She's stakes class for sure. She probably showed that today anyway.”

Eustace said The Closer would now likely be given a break with a view to the autumn and or the winter .

“We always felt she would get a trip,” Eustace said.

“We've kept her nice and relaxed and there's a nice race in her for sure.

“She could get an Oaks trip. She's quite brilliant as well though and she's got a turn of foot.

“It would be a question mark to see how far she gets.”

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