Topgun Winner High Flying Ahead Of Meadows Return 

COMEBACK sprinter Get It Gizmo returns to the scene of his Group 1 Topgun triumph when he takes his place at The Meadows this Saturday afternoon.

Adam Dobbin

17 September 2020

COMEBACK sprinter Get It Gizmo returns to the scene of his Group 1 Topgun triumph when he takes his place at The Meadows this Saturday afternoon.

And a slashing post-to-post trial at the circuit on Monday has trainer Harry Manolitsis confidently declaring the son of Kinloch Brae back to his brilliant best.

“He trialled 24.57 post-to-post on Monday … they don’t go much faster than that,” Manolitsis said.

“And his run home time was 11.61 – it’s off the Richter scale. He’s right on song the dog, I couldn’t be happier with him.

“I actually ran into Simon Told Helen’s trainer David Burnett at the vets and showed him what he ran. His dog goes a few tenths quicker up the back but Gizmo has that great run home.”

The last time Get It Gizmo was seen at The Meadows was last November, defeating a sensational crop of elite sprinters to take out the Group 1 Topgun.

The career defining victory was a month after the regally bred chaser finished third in the TAB Million Dollar Chase Final for then trainer Jason Mackay.

But with the best seemingly ahead for the prodigious talent, a serious hock injury suffered in the Ballarat Cup Final in December thwarted his blossoming career, spending the next eight months on the sidelines.

“He’s had five runs back for three wins and two seconds,” Manolitsis said.

“It was a long hard slog getting him back but we all do it.

“You never know how good they will come back from something like that but his Sale win last week and the trial on Monday has shown me he’s capable of getting back to where he was.

“You don’t know if he’s lost a bit but he’s doing everything I could ask.”

And it’s that stellar form that has Manolitsis considering another crack at the Million Dollar Chase.

“If he gets through Saturday like I hope and the next couple of weeks then both he and Flynn will probably go to the Wentworth qualifiers,” Manolitsis said.

“We had Azkaban in the first Million Dollar Chase and Get It Gizmo last year so it would be great to be involved a third year.”

Get It Gizmo has drawn box four in race eight on Saturday evening where Monday’s sparkling trial will likely see him start a pronounced favourite. 

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