Pindari Express Stamps Goulburn Cup Claims

THE headline act for next week’s Goulburn Workers Club Goulburn Cup heats (440m) will be by low-flying youngster Pindari Express following his exceptional winning debut at the circuit on Tuesday afternoon.

Adam Dobbin

20 November 2018

THE headline act for next week’s Goulburn Workers Club Goulburn Cup heats (440m) will be by low-flying youngster Pindari Express following his exceptional winning debut at the circuit on Tuesday afternoon.

Victorious at six of his eight career starts heading into Tuesday’s assignment, his only two defeats runner-up performances in the Group 3 Warragul St. Leger Series behind chasers the caliber of Chief’s Empire and Aston Kimetto, the Tracey Scruse-trained son of Fabregas returned to racing in outstanding fashion, recording a brilliant 24.59 for the 440m distance in a runaway success.

Boasting the Maitland 450 metre track record in July, recording a staggering 24.59 in a highlight reel of performances that has also seen him equal the Bulli 400m time-standard at his racetrack debut in a sizzling 22.18, Pindari Express heads into next Tuesday’s $20,000 Goulburn Cup Series with a headful of steam, universally regarded as the hottest young pup in the land.

And after overcoming a tardy getaway on Tuesday afternoon, before charging through the pack to establish a dominant victory at his first start since August, the fact the half-brother to 2016 Melbourne Cup hero Ando’s Mac still posted a flying 24.59, which compares favourably to Let It Develop’s 24.34 three-year old track record, says he’s the one to beat heading into next week’s Cup heats, which are sure to be brimful of talent.

Later on Tuesday’s Goulburn program, accomplished sprinters One Hour Parking and Wicked Quality engaged in an epic battle over the 350 metre journey, where it was the Mark Knowles-trained One Hour Parking that prevailed in narrow fashion in a fast 19.72.

Tuning up just nicely for next week’s Cup heats, One Hour Parking, having his first start since finishing last in the Group 1 Beteasy Megastar at Dapto in September, absolutely loves the Goulburn circuit, previously posting sizzling times for both the 350m and 440m distances.

Wicked Quality – a likely starter in next week’s Goulburn Fireball heats over the 350m – ran a gallant race to finish a narrow second and arguably would have won if not for faltering for a few strides off the top turn in running.

Another likely Fireball aspirant is Dave Geall’s hot sprinting prospect Untold Soldier, the son of Spring Gun making his Goulburn debut a winning one in 19.90.

Assembling a glowing record to begin his career, winning seven of his 10 starts, Geall will no doubt be hoping it’s the start of a bumper week for his Lara kennels, lining up My Redeemer in Friday night’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup Final from the prized rails alley.

Geall also scored at Goulburn on Tuesday afternoon with smart one-turner Fernando Drums, stamping his Cup claims with a determined all-the-way victory over the 440m.

 

 

 

 

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