Top flight 4yo pacer Ultimate Machete announced to the open class pacers he will be a force to be reckoned with when he sat in the chair to win the Group One Woodland Stud Free For All at Addington. In the $260,000 feature the son of Bettors Delight paced a New Zealand record of 1.51.9 for the 1950 metre journey. With over $570,000 on his ticket, he now heads to Perth for the key feature races during the coming weeks.

At Wyndham, Kiwi On Show paced a race track record for the mile when she stopped the clock in 1.52.2, she led in a Bettors Delight sired treble at Wyndham where Southbound Train and Steiger also greeted the judge. In Australia, War Dan was an impressive winner at Cranbourne on debut and Can’t Refuse was a Melton winner.

American Ideal’s millionaire son Bling It On resumed from an injury enforced break to win first up at Menangle in 1.50.8, it was a stunning return to racing. No shortage of winners for American Ideal with Sheez Good winning at Ashburton, Triple Eight remained undefeated with victory at Auckland, Ideal Suspect won at Gunbower, Estocada won amongst the goldfields of Kalgoorlie and Ideal Situation won at Menangle.