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Fab performance puts Cowboy in Race To Roma contention

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The Bevan Johnson-trained Fab’s Cowboy stole the show in heat three of the Race To Roma Series at Charleville on Saturday, downing short-priced favourite De Villiers in the 1400m handicap.


De Villiers headed out as a $1.40 favourite, as it vied for seven wins on the trot for trainer Barry Sheppard and jockey Pietro Romeo.


However, Fab’s Cowboy, who has now put together six wins in its past seven starts, took full advantage of a 7.5kg weight difference to beat the odds-on pop by 1.8L.


The Craig Smith-trained Fast Fella finished in third, more than 8L adrift of the winner.


The win puts Fab’s Cowboy into a three-way tie for first on the Race To Roma Series leaderboard, joining Victorian Crown (Barcaldine) and Chief Joseph (Toowoomba) as winners.


However, a fourth runner will join them at the top after the next leg scheduled for Dalby tomorrow (July 11), when TAB racing returns to town for a seven-race program.


Trainers from across the state including Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Roma and one hometown runner will line up in the Criterion Hotel 1788m BM70 Hcp at 2.42pm.


The Race To Roma Final will be staged at Roma Turf Club on July 29. More than $92,000 in prize money is up for grabs across seven legs of the Queensland Country Series. To be eligible for the final, runners must have competed in five non-TAB races in the year preceding July 29. 


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Race To Roma 2017 - Series Leaderboard

Chief Joseph – 10 points (Toowoomba 2/7)

Victorian Crown – 10 points (Barcaldine 1/7)

Chief Joseph – 10 points (Central Warrego 8/7)

Still to come:

Dalby (11/7)

Barcoo (15/7)

St George (22/7)

FINAL: Roma (29/7)

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