Modsquad robs favourite punters at Globe Derby Park meeting

FANS of the coolest crime fighters will be rejoicing following Tuesday night’s Globe Derby meeting.

First-up from a stint in the ‘longest yard’, Modsquad robbed favourite punters’ hopes by causing a minor upset for trainer, Peter Borrelli.

Though Borrelli is unsure how the son of Modern Art was named, the Modsquad were the hippest reformed delinquents during the long running cop series between 1968 and 1973.

“My granddaughter, Marih, picked the name,” Borrelli said. “I don’t know where she got it from.

“She got it from a book or the internet…she’s too smart for me!”

With Tiana McMahon in the cart, Modsquad worked overtime in the ‘death seat’ from barrier two as One More Star set the pace from the pole.

Beaten for speed along the back straight as Eugene Bromac and Bruzer dashed to the front, Modsquad raised another during the concluding stages to score by a half-head from Eugene Bromac.

In a tight finish, Bruzer was a half-head away third.

Bred and owned by Borrelli, Modsquad rated 2:00.6 over 1800 metres to break his maiden at his 10th start.

“I thought he was gone down the back, but he picked himself up again,” Borrelli said. “He’s had less than a dozen starts, and always works on his own, so I think lack of experience is also a factor.

“Hopefully he can get better as he goes along, and if he does improve enough, I will chase his bonus in Mildura

“For now, I will find a couple of suitable races at Globe Derby.”

  • Photo Walter Bulyga