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    CHICAGO GANGSTER

    FRESH from his Tatlow Stake triumph at Club Menangle during the weekend, Australian Pacing Gold purchase Chicago Gangster already has his next feature target... Brief spell before next feature target

    FRESH from his Tatlow Stake triumph at Club Menangle during the weekend, Australian Pacing Gold purchase Chicago Gangster already has his next feature target set out for him.

    With the two-year-old eligible for both divisions of the New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge, trainer David Thorn has his sights firmly focused on the futurity.

    Along with the ‘open’ category, Chicago Gangster can contest the Blue Series, which is limited to those by sires standing within the state.

    As such, Thorn has sent Chicago Gangster for a short break before he primes the gelding for the two majors.

    “He is eligible for the Blue Series, which is the main aim with him,” Thorn said. “It’s gone from $50,000 to $100,000 this season, which hopefully is good timing!

    “I’ll also look at the other series and see how he goes.

    “I’m giving him three or four weeks off then get him going again for those races.”

    Driven by Jack Trainor during his latest victory, Chicago Gangster was settled two-back along the pegs from the pole as Smirks Lika Boss dashed to the front from barrier five.

    Angled to the outside leaving the back straight, Chicago Gangster sprinted to a five-and-a-half metre win from the pacemaker, with Don Hugo four-and-a-half metres away third.

    Covering the mile in 1:54, the son of Tintin In America took his record to two wins and a second from four starts for earnings of $23,380.

    “He got the perfect run and finished as I expected him to,” Thorn said. “I was very pleased with the way he hit the line.

    “These handful of runs should benefit him greatly as will a bit of time off to freshen up.”

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