ON THE surface is appears Cameron Hart has a tough decision to make.
After dominating last night’s semi-finals at Club Menangle, Hart has the option of driving My Ultimate Ronnie or My Ultimate Byron in the New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge Final.
The Group One decider is scheduled to be held at the world class venue in a fortnight.
After enjoying the run of the race behind the leader, My Ultimate Ronnie dashed to a soft five-and-a-half metre win in 1:50.4.
Leading throughout from the pole, My Ultimate Byron stopped the clock in 1:50.9 to score by four-and-a-half metres.
My Ultimate Ronnie and My Ultimate Byron are both Australian Pacing Gold purchases, with the latter undefeated from seven starts.
My Ultimate Ronnie boasts four wins and a second from six outings.
As for Hart’s decision, it was simple according to trainer Jarrod Alchin.
“I asked Cam last night will he drive Ronnie if he draws better in the Final and he said the draw doesn’t matter,” Alchin said.
“No matter where he starts from, Cam will be driving Byron…he rates Byron that much better!
“I’ll have to talk to the owners about who will drive Ronnie.”
Alchin and Hart also combined to capture a fillies’ semi with Madrid.
Another APG graduate, Madrid set the pace on her way to a metre-and-a-half victory from Silk Cloud, with Miss Ex two-and-a-half metres away third.
Covering the mile in 1:52.3, the two-year-old took her record to four wins and a third from five starts.
“She is a very nice filly and is going to be hard to beat in the Final,” Alchin said. “It is a pretty open race and the draw will play a big role.”