Cure repays the faith

DEVONPORT carnival organisers fought hard to get Amy Cure on the bill and the home favourite repaid the faith by landing herself an early 21st birthday present.

The West Pine rider headed a strong group of back markers in the 2000-metre women's wheel and secured her second win in 2:24.59.

Five years after winning off 60m, Cure admitted it was even more special to do it off scratch.

``It's really good winning off scratch,'' said Cure, who will celebrate her 21st birthday today with an extra $4000.

``People love to see scratchies get up and it's good to pull it off with the crowd behind you.

``When you're racing you're very focused so try to block it out but it was good to come across the line and hear that cheer.''

Cure, a former multiple junior world champion and London Olympian, said her main focus for the year was making the team for the next world championships followed by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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