22.02.13. After a disappointing preparation last time in work, DE NEDERLANDEN rewarded his patient connections with a strong win at Goulburn in the 1400m Goulburn's 150th – 14th March Class 3 Handicap. The step up from 1100m to 1400m with blinkers removed was the key to victory. Ronnie Stewart was caught three deep from a wide gate and elected to continue forward on DE NEDERLANDEN to control the race.
After doing plenty of work early, DE NEDERLANDEN showed a good kick turning for home and although getting tired on the line managed to hold off the fast finishing BOKARINA. DE NEDERLANDEN has always shown ability and hopefully his second win is the catalyst to more consistent performances.