Waikiki Beach wins APG Heat

By Michael Guerin

The latest wave of Mark Purdon’s assault on Australia’s pacing riches started on the right note in Sydney today (Tuesday).

Purdon took unbeaten juvenile pacer Our Waikiki Beach to a heat of the Australian Pacing Gold and the colt cleaned up, sitting parked to win with a 55.7 second last 800m.

The win suggests Our Waikiki Beach, a last-start winner of the Welcome Stakes at Addington, is now the favourite for the A$300,000 final at Menangle on April 26.