AS THEY have throughout the series, Australian Pacing Gold graduates are set to dominate tomorrow night’s Group Ones at Club Menangle.
Four New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge Finals are on the program, with APG purchases the favourites in three of the $125,000 deciders.
Winner of her three starts since being transferred to local trainer Craig Cross, Soho Almasi heads the market in the two-year-old fillies’ division at $1.50 with TAB Fixed Odds.
Covering the mile in 1:52.6 in her semi, the daughter of Mach Three has drawn barrier six, with her main danger, Anntonia, to come from gate two.
Also an APG buy which won her semi, Anntonia is listed at $2.50.
It is a similar situation in the boys’ Final, with APG graduate Tasty Delight the $1.70 hot shot from barrier seven.
Tasty Delight produced a phenomenal semi-final effort when runner-up in an Australasian record 1:50.3 after racing in the ‘death seat’.
Another APG buy, Bar Room Banta, which set the pace on his way to the record, is the second elect at $3.10.
Undefeated from four starts, APG purchase Private Eye is again the one to beat according to markets, which have the son of Hes Watching at $2.
Prepared by Rob Xerri, the three-year-old faces a tough task from barrier eight.
Despite equalling the record for an Australian-bred three-year-old in his heat, Crunch Time is paying $3.60 from barrier seven.
Yet another APG representative, Crunch Time stopped the clock in 1:49.6.
Rounding out the APG purchases in the Finals are:
Two-year-old colts and geldings – Captain Crusader, Electric Eye, He Aint Fakin, Pantaloon and Western Shilo.
Two-year-old fillies – Beta Jewel, Girl Of Oz and Vanish Hanover.
Three-year-old colts and geldings – Mach Dan and Pelican Flyer.
Three-year-old fillies – Delightful Angel