PROMISING youngster Rackemup Tigerpie has ended his campaign on a perfect note.
Making a late season emergence as a pacer to watch, Rackemup Tigerpie captured the Melton Toyota Three-Year-Old Pace at Tabcorp Park last night.
The Ian Stanley-trained son of Rock N Roll Heaven has won four of his last five starts, including The Graduate earlier this month.
“He has shown ability all along but is just starting to put it together,” Stanley said. “His half-sister Blucolla Tigerpie got better with a bit more age and he’s heading that way.
“I will give him a few weeks off, just a little freshen up, and then see what we can find for him.
“I hope he can make his way through the grades next season and Michael (Stanley, son) seems to think he can.”
With Michael holding the reins, Rackemup Tigerpie enjoyed the run of the race behind the leader, Dragontown, before grabbing the lead in shadows of the post to score by a half-neck from the pacemaker.
In a ‘blanket finish’, Our Bare Knuckle was a half-neck away third.
“Form wise I expected him to go well and he lived up to expectations,” Stanley said. “Without being too far ahead of ourselves, I felt he was the best horse in it.
“He got the perfect trip and was able to make the most of it.”