Sh’bourne Rebel exits in winning form.

Sh’bourne Rebel is the only horse trainer Shaun Nichols has in his stable but who needs any more when the sole resident keeps on winning.

Jockey : Brendon Mccoull
Jockey : Brendon Mccoull Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

In Brief

  • After his fourth win in succession Sh'Bourne Rebel heads to spelling paddock.
  • Latest victory by biggest winning margin.
  • Trainer eyeing off features next season.

 The seven-year-old registered his fourth win in succession with a brilliant performance in a Winning Edge Presentations benchmark 76 handicap over 1600m last Sunday.

The gelded son of Wordsmith raced handy to the leaders and when rider Brendon McCoull called on his charge to extend in the straight, he knuckled down to his task and went on to win by almost three lengths.

It was the biggest winning margin of his four latest victories, but Nichols has tipped him out for a spell after only six starts.

"I was thrilled with the way he won on Sunday but that's it for this preparation and hopefully he can come back and head to some of the better races next season," Nichols said.

The gelding's half-brother Sh'bourne Renegade from the Bill Ryan stable has shown good staying ability, so Nichols hopes to put his horse on that path next preparation.

Sh'bourne Rebel tackled the Sheffield Cup two seasons back but Nichols admits he wasn't ready at the time.

"He is a much more mature horse these days and I am confident he will be a better proposition in a Golden Mile or Sheffield Cup in Devonport next time around," Nichols said.


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