TOP-WEIGHT of 61kg couldn't stop six-year-old Remagen Bridge breaking through for an impressive win at his first run back from a spell.
"He had to lump a big weight but he was in the right class,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick after Remagen Bridge ($11) won a Benchmark 70 (1100m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday, October 10.
"He ran in races like the Weetwood last time in,'' he said.
"I just thought over the 1100m he'd be able to carry that weight."
Ridden by Anthony Allen, Remagen Bridge won by three-quarters of a length at his first run since June.
"He was a horse we bought from Melbourne,'' said Kendrick.
"He ran a couple of placings in town last preparation. We gave him a spell and he's been ticking over nicely since he returned to the stable.
"It was a really satisfying win."
Kendrick said he was hopeful the General Nediym gelding, part-owned by the Britt family, could measure up to city class this preparation.
"We'll see how he pulls up but we would still like to have a crack at one in town,'' he said.
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography.