KEEPA Coming has kept coming to notch a second successive win at Tamworth.
The Luke Mitchell-trained gelding beat a field of more experienced gallopers to claim a second win at just his fifth start.
The four-year-old son of Dr Green darted along the rail to beat Unikin by a length and a quarter.
It was Unikin’s second successive runner-up after finishing just behind the talented Jefferson Park last time out.
For Mitchell, taking on the older well-performed gallopers wasn’t something he wanted.
“But there was nothing around for him,” he said.
“I thought he was better off with 54 in a good race than carrying big weights. And it was over 1200m as well.”
Matthew Paget was the winning jockey and he told Mitchell the gelding “still has a lot to learn”.
Paget thought the gelding might need blinkers as he felt as if he was being baulked by the rails.
“He kept thinking the running rail was coming out on him,” he said of a lightly-raced horse who was racing greenly before hitting the straight.
However, once he did balance up in the straight he got to the line strongly.