SUCCESS in tonight’s Australian Pacing Gold Bullion Final at Club Menangle has strengthened My Ultimate Ronnie’s prospects of competing in The Eureka.
The nation’s richest event, the $2.1million slot race – which is scheduled to be conducted at Club Menangle on September 2 – is restricted to Australian-bred three and four-year-olds.
Heading into the APG Final trainer Jarrod Alchin revealed slot owners had already shown interest in securing My Ultimate Ronnie.
“We’ve had a few inquiries about him racing in The Eureka, but nothing has been confirmed,” Alchin said.
“That might change after tonight, but we’ll have to wait and see.
“For now I will work his program around having him in Queensland for The Rising Sun in a couple of months.”
With Cameron Hart holding the reins, My Ultimate Ronnie led throughout from the pole to account for Lightning Dan and AllStarzzz Frankie.
Covering the mile in 1:54, the four-year-old’s time was seven-tenths of a second quicker than his stablemate, Madrid, in the mares’ division.
Driven by Jack Callaghan, Madrid worked to the front from barrier seven before cruising to a six-metre win from Zenxena.
Dance With Sombody was four metres away third.
“It was hard to imagine her being beaten and she did it pretty much how I expected,” Alchin said. “She has been a wonderful mare all along and deserves to add another good race to her tally.
“She will also make the trip to Queensland, with the Group One Golden Girl in July the main aim.”