THERE'S no questioning the heart of Tambo's Heart and his will to win.
The four-year-old looked to be out of contention in a Class 1 (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night, March 18, before flying late to win.
"The last 50 metres was beautiful but that was about all,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said after Tambo's Heart ($2.50-fav) arrived in the final few bounds.
"It was a strange sort of race,'' he said.
"I thought he would track up nicely when there was that little bit of speed, but he was off the bit. When (jockey) Damian Browne is starting to go for him early you start to worry.
But Kendrick said "that's the horse".
"He's really one paced. With Damian on him he keeps him nicely balanced and he keeps rolling to the line."
Post-race, Browne revealed he had concerns a long way from home.
"At the 600 I thought I was in a bit of trouble with the 59kg,'' he said.
"He dropped the bit, which he doesn't normally do, but to his credit he picked it back up again and worked to the line well.
"As I straightened up and got to the better part of the track he started to hit the line nicely."
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography.