Courtesy of NT News

GARY Clarke has enjoyed many special moments in racing in the Territory, and he celebrated yet another when preparing Wolfburn for his fifth win in the Darwin Guineas, the feature event on Day 1 of the 2022 Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival.

The lesser-fancied of the Clarke-trained pair in the 1600m feature – Wilsons Prom was expected to be the flagbearer for the stable – Wolfburn was given a peach of a ride by Adam Nicholls, who elected to send his mount forward from an outside draw to take up the pace. He held the lead clearly, although had company from his stablemate an Starlite Valley, the only filly in the race, with Max Fire and Zoomurudi in close attendance.

Down the side, Nicholls allowed Wolfburn a little more rein and it was clear approaching the home turn that it would take a mammoth effort form one of his rivals to run him down.

He shot well clear in the straight and had almost four lengths to spare at the line.

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