Dont Hold Back sensational

Dont Hold Back sensational

Dont Hold Back was at his very best on Friday night when he defeated a first class field in the Colin and Heather Holloway 3yo Classic at Ballarat. (Watch Replay)

Firing off the arm to find a lead in the early stages of the race, Dont Hold Back (Courage Under Fire) got away with a little bit out in front before sprinting home in an incredible 54.6 to hold off a gallant Shadow Sax (Shadow Play).

Shadow Sax faced the breeze for the entire race and lost no admirers in defeat.

Spiritwriter (Sportswriter) ran a good race to finish third.

This was Dont Hold Back's sixth win from eleven starts and takes his earnings to $75,832.

Dont Hold Back was bred by Sal Ferraro and purchased by Mario Attard at the APG Melbourne Yearling Sale for $15,000.