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    EXCITING freshman Gimondi is expected to have no trouble maintaining his perfect record at Tabcorp Park Menangle tomorrow. Winner of his two outings for... Freshman to maintain undefeated status

    EXCITING freshman Gimondi is expected to have no trouble maintaining his perfect record at Tabcorp Park Menangle tomorrow.

    Winner of his two outings for trainer Blake Fitzpatrick, the trotter is a short priced favourite in a Foundation Series heat.

    Pleased with the two-year-old’s performances, Fitzpatrick is positive Gimondi can complete a hat-trick from barrier five.

    “He goes quite well,” Fitzpatrick said. “He’s been a surprise packet so far. Every time he has been taken off the farm he’s gotten better.

    “He’s always trotted nicely, but is lazy and hard to get a gauge on.

    “He will be very hard to beat but there are some nice two-year-old trotters here this year so he will have to be on his game still.”

    Fitzpatrick also has Fantasy Miss in the following event, with the daughter of Roll With Joe “needing luck” despite drawing the pole.

    “It’ll be a hard race for her,” Fitzpatrick said. “She has got ability but will be better a three-year-old.

    “She will go for let up after tomorrow as she needs more time.”

    Later on the card Fitzpatrick stablemates Moment In The Sun and Pegasus Elegance will cash in the Australian Pacing Gold Trotters’ Mile.

    Successful when first-up from a nine-month break a fortnight ago, Moment In The Sun will begin from gate four, with Pegasus Elegance drawn six.

    “Moment In The Sun is a good mare with a lot of ability,” Fitzpatrick said. “She is one to follow.

    “Pegasus Elegance is a consistent mare which is always and around the mark.

    “She will need the right run from there, but is rarely out of the top three.”

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