Top flight pacer Ohoka Punter bought his ‘A game’ to Albion Park to claim a historic first Group 1 victory for his trainer Nathan Purdon in The Blacks a Fake. Driven aggressively to take the front, the son of Bettor’s Delight was too strong over the 2680 metre journey. Since being despatched to Australia by legendary horseman Tony Herlihy in January, Ohoka Punter has not been out of the money in 10 starts, he has now bankrolled over $940,000 in career stakes. Congratulations to all concerned. Other winners for the leviathan stallion included Soho Tokyo who won the Group 2 Tatlow stakes for 2yo fillies at Melton, trotter On Thunder Road won the Group 3 Free For All on the same card and classy New Zealand pacer Franco Cristiano booked his ticket to the breeders crown at Melton with victory in his heat at Addington. American Ideal passed a significant milestone in North America when his progeny earnings pushed past $50,000,000. He continues to elevate his status as one of pacing’s most highly credentialed stallions. At Gloucester Park, his son American Boy made it six wins on the bounce, his classy daughter Luisanabelle Midfrew is breeders crown bound following her Addington heat win, Hank Bromac and Vibhuti provided him with a siring double at Auckland and Aldo Rossi was an Albion Park winner. Pegasus Spur’s daughter Wilma’s Mate was a strong Addington winner and she clearly ranks as the horse to beat in the 3yo filly’s division of the breeders crown in August.