who's career looked all but over two starts ago is now the apple of his trainer's eye
after becoming her second city winner when successful at Flemington on Monday.
Cranbourne based trainer Rhonda Mangan, who's tasted success in town
in the past with Terouge, was all smiles when Errol scored his second straight upset win.
A three-year-old gelding by Prince of Birds, Errol was
about to be "sacked" before he bolted in at Bendigo at his previous start before
"It was quite frustrating actually," Mangan
recalled after the Flemington win. "He was galloping well on the track but he was
basically going terrible on the track."
"So we decided to put the blinkers on and school him
over some jumps and the rest is now history," she added.
Mangan and her part owner were considering starting Errol
at the country meeting at Mortlake a day earlier.
"We were going to run at Mortlake, but we noticed this
race (at Flemington) was a Super Vobis event and he was qualified," Mangan said.
"I'm glad we chose this way," she said with a smile.
Errol's win in the Super Vobis Rod Johnson Handicap (2000m)
netted connections some $55,500.