American Ideal’s reputation as a sire continues unabashed, ‘down under’. At Melton on Saturday night his champion son Bling It On fabled return as a nine-year-old, added another chapter when he won the Group 1 Victoria Cup in World Record time. Blazing 1.51.5 for the 2240 metre journey, Bling It On recorded his sixth career Group 1. Congratulations to all involved in the stallion’s race track return.
At Auckland, Triple Eight is a pacer ‘on the rise’ following his New Zealand national record victory at in Holmes DG. Overcoming his 30-metre handicap, the son of American Ideal paced the 2700 metre journey in 3.17.2. In doing so he shaved a crazy 2.4 seconds off the previous record, the Interdominion is now on his radar.
Other good winners for American Ideal included Takara Truffle at Menangle, Mighty Flying Deal at Gloucester Park and Cruz was a Melton winner.
Bettor’s Delight’s star daughter Alicorn, continued her dominant season as Canada’s best 2yo filly with victory in the CA $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes at Woodbine. Pacing a 1.52 and change mile, the classy filly recorded career win number seven as a juvenile.
Closer to home, Bettor’s Delight sired a quartet of winners at Addington, amongst those greeting the judge were Roll The Dice and Dr Susan, at Melton, Hurricane Harley was back in the winner’s circle and at Mildura, Smynanna Mickey continued on her winning way.
Pegasus Spur had good winners in Medusa at Addington, Helluva Way was a Gore winner and Miss Blissful was an impressive winner at Melton.