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FOUR-YEAR-OLD Tambo's Mate is putting in a strong audition for the summer sprints.
 
The gelding made it five wins from nine career starts with a determined victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday, October 12.
 
Ridden by Jim Byrne, Tambo's Mate ($2.40-fav) won a Benchmark 80 (1200m) in a close go.
 
"He will start in a Class 6 over 1200 metres again in two weeks back at Eagle Farm,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
 
"If he wins well we might aim at a couple of the good sprints over the summer,'' he said.
 
Tambo's Mate had finished second over 1100m at Doomben last start.
 
Saturday's win was his first start at Eagle farm.
 
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography