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Flamingo flies home to score at Kumara

Consistent galloper Bad Flamingo made easy work of his rivals at Kumara on Saturday to win the Alex Hayward/Noel Wafer Pow Memorial (1810m).

The son of Zacinto has run a place in all bar two of his nine starts this season and had cleared maiden ranks two starts back at Cromwell.

Partnered by Kylie Williams on Saturday, Bad Flamingo travelled keenly in the early stages and was three wide with 1000m to go. Williams bided her time and gradually improved so they were heading the field coming out of the turn, finishing strongly to win by two lengths.

Trainer Andrew Carston was impressed with the effort and said it was a great way to wrap up their time on the West Coast circuit.

“He is just a nice, progressive horse,” Carston said. “He just continues to improve and is running in really good from.

“It was a good ride by Kylie and it was great to get another win on the Coast.

“The team have done a good job to continue over Christmas and New Year, I have a great team around me and I couldn’t do it without them.”

Bad Flamingo now has two wins and six placings from 18 starts with Carston holding off on confirming any future plans for the four-year-old gelding.

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