Dont Hold Back wins Vicbred Final

Dont Hold Back wins Vicbred Final

Dont Hold Back was back to his brilliant best on Saturday night when he powered home to win the Group One Vicbred Final for the three year old pacing colts and geldings. (Watch Replay)

After settling at the rear from his second line draw, Dont Hold Back (Courage Under Fire) was taken three wide with 1100 metres to travel.

He picked up the cover of Iceenothink (Art Major) during the final lap and then exploded off his back around the home bend and went on to win by 2.8 metres.

Iceenothink ran a great race to finish second and the Alabar bred Brallos Pass was back in third.

For Dont Hold Back this was his first Group One win and it pushed his earnings to $149,407.

Bred by Sal Ferraro, Dont Hold Back is the second foal of the Badlands Hanover mare Braeview Express, she a daughter of the star broodmare Gemfire - dam of four $100,000+ earners including Garnet River 1:50.

Offered for sale at the 2014 APG Melbourne Yearling Sale, Dont Hold Back was purchased by Mario Attard for just $15,000 and what a ride he has given Mario.

Braeview Express is currently in foal to Art Major.