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Wendy's horror start

WENDY'S Watching came within two metres of a miraculous comeback in the feature event at Boort Trotting Club's Northern Oasis summer holiday meeting.

The strongly supported race favourite galloped as the mobile barrier gates closed and was soon at the rear of the field, being joined by Murdoch who also had an unsettled start and Valkyrie who also galloped at the start.

But while the field bunched for the final half lap, Wendy's Watching could not overtake The Kew Legend driven by Ellen Tormey who got to the outside in what was a brave drive.

The Kew Legend won by 1.8 metres from Sugoi Alto with Wendy's Watching a neck behind after travelling 1900 metres in the Northern Oasis Pace sponsored by Tim and Wendy James of Boort Lakes Holiday Park.

Despite the high temperatures, there was a large crowd of locals and holidaymakers at the meeting.

Club president John Campbell said it was a tremendous day.

"And the track has been one of the best you'd see anywhere in the country on a hot summer day ... no dust anywhere," Campbell said as the seven-race meeting wound up.

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