Tiger Tuff tuffs it out to win at Swan Hill!

 Tiger Tuff has claimed his first victory since joining the Cloud 9 team in emphatic style after out fighting his opponents in the drive to the line.

Backing up from only 5 days prior when running down the track at Benalla. Tiger Tuff was slowly away from the gates and leaving the home straight for the first time, was in the last pair of the field.

Wanting to fight the rider slightly, jockey Mark Pegus decided to let the big boy slide around the field slowly, keeping him in rhythm throughout the race. Gradually creeping around the field, Tiger joined the leaders with around 700m to go in the 2100m distance event.

Coming into the race strongly, the pace was on and the run to the line had started before many thought it would have, and entering the straight it was on for young and old. After enduring a tough run with at no stage better than 3 or 4 wide, Tiger started to dig deep as they ran down the long Swan Hill straight.

With 200m to go, Tiger slipped into overdrive and rallied hard, running over the top of his rivals and in turn running them into the ground in what was a fantastic form reversal from only 5 days prior.

Congratulations to all on Tiger's Tuff win!

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