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KENDRICK Racing is soldiering on with the big price winners.
 
Just days after producing I Dream Of Green as a $21 chance at Doomben, the stable won again at the same circuit with Soldiers at the same price.
 
Ridden by Daniel Griffin, Soldiers resumed from a spell in good fashion, winning his second career start in a Maiden Plate (1350m) on Wednesday, September 18.
 
He upset hot favourite Couldn’t Refuse ($1.70) by a short-head.
 
The four-year-old gelding had been well beaten on debut in August last year but had since trialled well heading into the Doomben race after the long break.
 
“Soldiers has been a real problem child but we gave him a good long spell and he has started to live up to the early opinion we had of him," Kendrick said.
 
Soldiers races in the colours of Glen and Lisa Morton, who bred him from the Australian Derby-winning stallion Nom Du Jeu.
 
They also bred and raced another Nom Du Jeu horse in Ted, who was sold to Hong Kong where he raced as Ping Hai Star and won the Group One Derby.
 
The win marked the first leg of a double for Kendrick, also winning later in the afternoon with Don’t Doubt Lara.
 
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography