LARRY is no longer in Limbo.
After almost 15 months without a win, Limbo Larry returned the the winners’ circle on Wednesday night when saluting at Parkes for Bathurst trainer Jed Betts.
Sired by Leon Bennetts’ former stable star Abercrombie Dexter, five-year-old Limbo Larry lined up for the 127th start of his career in the Get Real Support Teal Pace (1,660 metres).
Though only boasting one prior win – that coming at Blayney in November 2016 – Limbo Larry had finished runner-up 13 times since. That saw him start as a $2.40 favourite.
With Jedd’s father Graham Betts in the gig, Limbo Larry showed good gate speed to cross the field from his barrier four draw.
Once in front that was where he stayed.
As the field charged down the home straight Betts took a number of looks over his shoulder and he would have liked what he saw – Limbo Larry running away from his rivals. He won by 6.8m in a 2:02.0 mile rate.