Northern Meteor continues to excell
29 Oct 2008
The Encosta de Lago bred Northern Meteor is a half-brother to the dual Group III winner Queen of the Hill, out of the Fappiano mare Explosive has put out the challange for this Saturdays Group 1 Coolmore Stakes after a sensational performance in an 800 meter jump out at Flemington on Tuesday. The jump out included the New Zealand Group 1 winner Captain Fantastic along with Kiloton, Penny Banger and Impressive Eagle. Kiloton is seen as a cserious challanger for the Salinger Stakes.
Northern Meteor started mid field in the jump out before jockey Blake Shinn let him go and in the blink of an eye he was leading th field easing up over the last 50 meters to win by 5 lengths. He stopped the clock at 46.50 with the last 400 meters in 22.05.
Gai Waterhouse was hear to suggest that an international campaign could be a possiblilty after this Saturday’s race.
With his performances to date and his great pedigree many of the big studs will have cheque books ready to cash in on this great stallion but we think he has much more success on the track ahead on him before he retires.
Go to www.racenet.com.au to view the jump out
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