The Tony and Calvin McEvoy trained sprinter Hey Doc has returned to his best form to win another Manikato Stakes on Friday night.
Hey Doc has won his fourth Group One and his second Manikato Stakes on Friday night beating home race favourite Trekking and Dirty Work whilst breaking the Moonee Valley 1200m track record.
The experienced sprinter sat just off the speed and fended off the late challenge of Trekking to win the Manikato Stakes three years after he was victorious in the race.
“We have targeted this race. He needed those couple of runs. He’s an older bigger horse now.
“On Tuesday morning we brought him here, gave him a good bit of work. He was a bit casual on his own. He had a bit of a puff but we knew it would clean him up perfectly.” Calvin McEvoy said
Jockey Luke Currie returned to the saddle after a scare at Geelong where he fell from Xilong in a similar incident that saw him miss six months.
“He’s a beauty. He puts himself on the speed and he tries heart out. He just brings it every time he comes to the races.
“I just thought the way the track was playing and being drawn where we were, or advantage was to be bang outside (the) lead and Bella Vella was very fast so I decided that it was probably better to come back off it because they were going so quick.”