Judith McLeod Memorial goes to Presidentialsecret

Master reinsman Gavin Lang drove Presidentialsecret to victory in the Judith McLeod Memorial at Laidlaw Park.

Judith McLeod was a popular figure around the harness circles and was a loved member of the Stawell Harness Club, so a race in her honour is held in high regard.

Presidentialsecret had, prior to this race, lost his form having ran a fifth at Charlton.

The Neville Tokin trained gelding was in a difficult spot one out and three back going into the last lap.

The bell ignited a spark in Presidentialsecret and with a good run up the straight, a victory looked possible.

Presidentialsecret got the good run he required to finish ahead of I Am Louie and Four Starzzz Fella.

Presidentialsecret was sent out the popular pick with punters.

The gelding finished with a mile rate of 2.01.9 which in comparison to other races on the day was quite quick.

Gavin Lang, who hasn't driven the horse for almost six months, praised the gelding after his win.

"He is a good horse and having been a bit out of form, it's nice for him to win," Lang said.

The memorial rug and trophy was accepted on behalf of the owners and trainer by driver Gavin Lang

Presidentialsecret has a total of six wins from his 19 starts and has a total of $34,097 in stakes.

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