Aussie News - 3rd June

By Adam Hamilton

IT only took Chicago Bull seven days to make a lie of a shock Gloucester Park defeat.

Rundown after leading by stablemate Whozideawasthis last Friday week, Gary Hall Sr’s pint-sized superstar totally outclassed his rivals at the same track last Friday.

Chicago Bull drifted back early then Gary Hall Jr whizzed around the field to sit parked outside the leader and main danger, Vultan Tin.

He had the race run down the back straight with a 27.5sec split and Hall Jr nursed him as much as he could to win by 3.6m in a slick 1min54.2sec mile rate for 2130m.

“We changed a couple of small things with his gear, but we didn’t panic after last week,” Hall Jr said. “He’s still very early in what’s a long, long campaign and nowhere near wound right up yet.

“He felt good tonight. I knew I had it won a fair way from home and he did what he needed to after that.

“He’ll just keep improving as we get racing into him.”

Vultan Tin fought on well for second considering last three splits were 28.0, 27.5 and 28.2sec, while King Of Swing was a fair third after having the one-one on Chicago Bull most of the trip

Hall Jr also won the feature race on the night, $100,000 Group 1 Diamond Classic for 2YO fillies, when he teamed with trainer Kat Warwick and Somebeachsomewhere filly Askmeilltellya for a minor upset.

 

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FORMER All Stars’ pacer Cash N Flow has found career-best form at a good time.

Judging by his recent runs, including last night’s Menangle win, the six-year-old will be a major player in the upcoming Len Smith Mile and Queensland Winter Carnival.

Cash N Flow made it two impressive wins on end and paced personal best 1min50.6sec mile winning by a head.

The son of Mach Three beat another exciting, but more recent Kiwi import, Letspendanitetogetha, by a head with evergreen veteran Maximan third.

The big talking point of the race was the inglorious showing of last year’s Blacks A Fake winner, Let it Ride, who finished last. He was vetted post-race, but no abnormalities found.

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MAJESTIC Son keeps making waves as a stallion in trotting ranks.

His daughter Royal Charlotte added to the momentum by finishing strongly along the sprint lane to win the Group 1 Victoria Trotters’ Oaks at Melton last night.

She’s trained by Paul Males and driven by Zac Phillips, the same combination which has so much success with classy trotting mare Red Hot Tooth.

Royal Charlotte grabbed outsider Imsettogo to win by a half-neck with favourite Sleepee third in a moderate 2min2.1sec mile rate for 2240m.

Another trotting win of note on the night came from classy veteran Kyvalley Blur, who passed a staggering $600,000 in earnings with his 31st win from 129 starts.

The rising 12-year-old was bred in the US and trained by Chris Lang Sr for the first half of his career before Brent Lilley took charge.

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