Logan’s strong finish, great start

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He won Victoria’s final race for 2021 at Echuca then claimed his first Flemington victory on New Year’s Day.

Valoyd gained a photo-finish decision for McNeil at Echuca’s New Year’s Eve meeting.

Valoyd ($15) won the Benchmark 58 (1200m) by a short half head from Hugo Loves Vegas.

Flemington success came aboard Gracias Amigo in the Victorian Jockeys Association Trophy (1600m).

McNeil brought his mount with a well times run to defeat Unanimous by three quarters of a length. The winner was an $18 chance.

Gerald Egan trains Valoyd and Gracias Amigo.

McNeil rode his first winner at the Deniliquin 2019 Anzac Day meeting.

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Hannah Edgley and Harry Coffey each rode two winners at Echuca.

Coffey was successful on Master Bartholi and Clifton Hill.

Master Bartholi beat Moxation by 2sfr1/4 lengths with Ashmosa third in the Maiden Plate (1300m).

Clifton Hill scored from All Too Terrific and Choralist in the Benchmark 58 (1400m).

Hannah Edgley won on short priced favourites Ferlaxing and Redneck Princess.

Ferlaxing ($1.90) had only a long neck margin over Regal Bellarina in the Benchmark 58 (1600m).

Redneck Princess ($1.55) was a length clear of Just Abbey in the Benchmark 58 (1000m).

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Lightly raced four year-old Logan Street Lion seems set for a successful summer campaign.

The Tavistock gelding trained by Chris Waller had strong support at Sandown on Monday, but had to settle for second place.

He made late ground after being held up for a run in a strong Benchmark 64 race over 1400m.

The winner So Risque has good ability and headlined the column when he won at Bendigo on December 12.

Logan Street Lion had not raced since a Sandown second in May.

Three runs in his first preparation included a Geelong Maiden win.

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Coming winners: Clemenceau can build on impressive record of three wins from four starts.

Logan Street Lion gained clear passage too late when second at Sandown.

The Globe has seven minor placings from eight starts and seems ready for first win after Moonee Valley third.