Reiby The Winning Colour At Doomben

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Much travelled gelding Reiby The Red has reignited memories of one of 's most popular horses with a win in the Lazy Yak Plate at .

The -trained 7-year-old ($5.50) held on in the straight to by a half head to Drumadoir ($4.60) over 1600m.

Reiby The Red races in the colours of the Mumford family who had star Queensland sprinter Consular nearly 20 years ago.

Consular cost only $20,000 but went on to win 16 races and more than $ 1 million in .

Reiby The Red is no Consular but he has been racing consistently since joining Kelly at the with two minor placings before Saturday's win.

“He got beaten a nose and a nose at his last start and things went better for us today. I will look for longer races for him now,” Kelly said.

Reiby The Red has campaigned in country, provincial and city NSW and north Queensland during his 45-start career.

The race was delayed when favourite Surprise Bullet was scratched when he refused to load into the barriers.

Stewards ordered him back to barrier practise.

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