American Ideal’s son Centenario is clearly the best freshman among his peers as the season unfolds. He remains undefeated following his victory in the ‘Shakamaker Classic’ at Melton. Sitting in the chair, he deposed of his rivals in classy fashion. The Benstud bred and raised juvenile is bred on the same cross as millionaire pacer Soho Tribeca and now looms as the horse to beat in some key juvenile racing in the coming months.

American Ideal produced other good winners in Prince Potter at Wagga, American Legend won on debut at Manawatu and Run Boy Run was a winner at Forbury Park.

Bettor’s Delight’s daughter Art Series was a winner of the Group 2 Bathurst Gold Bracelet for the 3yo fillies, taking the race in 1.54.5, at Albion Park he sired a double when Bet I’m Special and Statement Made greeted the judge, Bettor Joy won her heat of the Nevele R 3YO fillies series at Forbury Park, Poppy Drayton showed great toughness to record back to back wins over Easter at Hawera and Hurricane Harley made a career winning debut at Maryborough.

Resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur sired winners on both sides of the Tasman when Scorched scored at Albion Park, Golden Spurs won on debut at Geelong, Holdon Toyaspurs was a Forbury winner and Blood And Whiskey won on the grass at Hawera.