After much deliberation, a decision has been made.
Vincent Langdon is staying put.
For the time being anyway.
In recent months, the in-form reinsman was facing an agonizing decision of returning to Canada to be with his wife Kelly, who hails from the land of the maple leaf.
The flight back to Canada left on Tuesday night.
But with the winter carnival looming, Langdon will remain in Brisbane for another couple of months.
The New Zealand native has enjoyed strong success since basing himself in the Sunshine State and linking with the Ian Gurney stable, his presence in the drivers colony has been much needed.
In recent times and for differing reasons, a number of quality drivers have been sidelined.
But the arrival of Langdon earlier this year brought back some punch.
And the lanky lightweight has made the most of his opportunities; he has landed a dozen winners with his first coming behind Bundaburra at Albion Park back on February 9.
Bundaburra also scored on February 24.
His other winners include The Muse (x 2), Thats How Weroll, Smooth Showgirl (x 2), Ideal Scott, Mach Alert (x 2), Sparkling Cullect and Left A Terror.
And his latest winner could provide him with his biggest opportunity.
On Saturday night, Langdon will partner Left A Terror in the Listed $25,450 QBRED Breeders Classic 2yo Colts and Geldings Final at Albion Park for trainer Cristina Monte.
And he’s landed the coveted inside gate in the 1660m feature.
Back on May 1, Langdon steered the Western Terror gelding for his maiden victory at Albion Park in a time of 1:57.1.
“He went really well last start and looks a good chance from the ideal draw, he should race well again.” Langdon said.
Strong opposition is likely from Regulus, Sea Hawke, Amillion Promises and Capitilize among others.
If successful, Left a Terror would join his mother (Shes A Lefty) and grandmother (Lefty) as winners of the QBRED breeders Classic 2yo Final.
Shes A Lefty scored in 2005 while Lefty scored back in 1997.
Both times the event was staged at the now defunct Gold Coast complex at Parklands.
Back in 2016, Lefty was inducted into the Queensland Harness Racing Hall Of Fame.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | May 10 | Photo by Dan Costello