Rebel Dane has won the Group 3 Show County Quality in the final race of the day at Warwick Farm Racecourse today August 24, 2013.
The four-year-old won the race in brilliant fashion by a length and a half ahead of Title, who placed second, and Norzita, who rounded out the placings in third.
Rebel Dane has now won five of his eight race starts and has earned more than $365,000 in prize money.
Trainer Gary Portelli couldn’t hide his excitement following the running of the 2013 Show County Quality.
“When he started to stride up at the 600 you knew he was going to be in the finish because he just keeps charging home,” Portelli said.
“This is what you do it (train) for. Hopefully this bloke’s the one we’ve been looking for.
“We’ve got a great bunch of owners and they’ve left the whole training to me.
“It’s just a great feeling.
“Hopefully there’s a good race in him now.”
Jockey Glen Boss made no secret about the fact that he had come to Melbourne specifically to ride Rebel Dane in the 2013 Show County Quality.
“He was a beacon horse for me,” Boss said.
“That was very soft.
“I rode him like a good thing. He was the best horse in the race.
“I’m pretty confident he’s got a Group 1 in him. There’s no doubt.
“I’ve got a lot of faith in this horse.
“He was simply too good for them and he just played with them.”
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2013 Show County Quality Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||9||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Glen Boss||–||7||54.5kg||$2.50F|
|2||11||TITLE||Joseph Pride||Jay Ford||1.3L||4||54kg||$31|
|3||2||NORZITA (NZ)||Bart & James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||1.4L||11||57kg||$8|
|4||13||MALAVIO||Steve Englebrecht||Nathan Berry||2.3L||14||54kg||$31|
|5||12||ICHIHARA||Allan Denham||Tommy Berry||2.8L||13||54kg||$5|
|6||16||KNIGHT EXEMPLAR||Gai Waterhouse||Glyn Schofield||2.9L||12||54kg||$51|
|7||5||SIZZLING||Kelso Wood||Tim Clark||3L||10||55.5kg||$10|
|8||7||RIVA DE LAGO||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||3.1L||8||55kg||$12|
|9||6||BELLTONE||Kelso Wood||Joshua Parr||3.3L||2||55kg||$51|
|10||15||SOMEDAY||Kelso Wood||Michael Cahill||3.5L||3||54kg||$9.50|
|11||8||MONTON||Ron Quinton||Sam Clipperton (a)||3.7L||1||54.5kg||$18|
|12||4||ALMA’S FURY||Paul Murray||Christian Reith||4.2L||6||56kg||$26|
|13||14||WILLY JIMMY||Guy Walter||Ms Kathy O’Hara||4.8L||5||54kg||$151|
|14||10||TAGUS||John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||5.1L||9||54.5kg||$101|