Heartoni, ridden by apprentice Cody Collis, completed the double.

A DECISION to delay another crack in town for Rustic Boom paid dividends when he won easily at the Sunshine Coast.
Ridden by Michael Rodd, Rustic Boom ($2.80-fav) scored by two-and-a-quarter lengths in a Benchmark 65 (1100m) on the poly track on Friday night (March 16).
Trainer Stuart Kendrick said Rustic Boom (main photo) had always been a promising horse.
“We took him into town in a pretty hot race first-up and I thought his run was good,” he said.
“We had him in town tomorrow (Saturday) and he drew an awkward gate, so we elected to come back here hopefully to get a win on the board and get his confidence up.
“Hopefully, now he can go on and put a few together.”
Rustic Boom won easily, despite getting hot in the yard pre-race.
“Take him anywhere else and he’s a pony, he goes to sleep.
“But at home he’s like that and even when he wins his trials…he’s a lather of sweat.
“So, I wasn’t too concerned about how hot he got in the yard.
“Michael gave him a lovely ride.”
The inform stable completed a double with an impressive win in the last by Heartoni.
Well-ridden by apprentice Cody Collis, Heartoni ($1.85-fav) won a Class 3 (1000m) with a good kick.
Collis and Heartoni looked to be locked in battle until he kicked strongly on the inside near the 200 metres and drew away to win by nearly two lengths.
It followed a second in the same class and distance on the poly first-up a fornight ago.

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