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'A rash spread from my elbow to my chest': Tritton's scary redback bite

14 April 2018 1:37 AM
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Menangle's leading driver was taken to hospital for treatment, with treatment easier after the spider was identified as a redback.

"A rash spread from my elbow to my chest and it was pretty scary how quickly it spread," Tritton said.

"It was extremely painful and I've had a 24, 48 and 72-hour aftershock from it with sharp pains, headaches, joint pain, chest pain and weeping from the bite but I feel OK now."

Meanwhile, Match In Heaven stormed home to win the Renshaw Cup at Penrith on Thursday night. It denied Ultimate Art a win at his 100th start, with trainer-driver Michael Formosa to now focus on his home town feature, next month’s Ross Gigg Newcastle Mile.

“[Ultimate Art]'s a bit older now so it takes him a few runs to get him at his peak again, but he’s there now and he should be able to hold his form for a bit,” Formosa said. “He’s probably in the top three or four horses in NSW at the moment, so he’ll be hard to beat in anything he goes in.”


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