LADBROKESGardens is counting down toFriday night’s Group Two Sires On Ice Black Top final, after seven outstanding heatswere run and won last Friday afternoon.
Richmond Vale trainer Jason Mackay had an afternoon to remember qualifying three runners, including a best of the day performance from his group one victor Mister Twister.
CHANCE: Jason Mackay
Stepping from box one, this regally bred son of Collision and Double Twist stuck to the rails and took to the lead at the top of the home turn, etching away from his rivals in a blistering 29.53 performance.
Mackay’s other victors included Zipping Chang (29.78) and Riley Tokaam (29.73), who also recorded the fastest run-home time of the day, with a slick run of 12.02.
Nulkaba trainer Michael Bamback produced the biggest upset of the day in heat three, after Kyra Miss took the lead approaching the home turn and sprinted away from her rivals by 3.75 lengths.
This daughter of Fabregas recorded a time of 29.98 and notched up her 10th career victory.
Two Jay continued his outstanding run of form, taking out heat four by a neck in 29.84.
The Darryl Chapman-trained chaser mowed down early leader Royal Turbo, notching up his third victoryat the track in justfour starts.
Victorian trainer Seona Thompson qualified her two runners for the final, with Aston Bolero leading all the way from box one, clocking 29.78 and Aqua Cheetah produced an outstanding run after copping several checks to secure his place in the final, recording 29.81.
The final is race eight on the program, scheduled for 9.38pm.
The box draw for the $40,000 to-the-winner final is: 1. Aqua Cheetah (Seona Thompson), 2. Aston Bolero (Seona Thompson), 3. Lord Jack (Ron Bell),4. Riley Tokaam (Jason Mackay),5. Kyra Miss (Michael Bamback),6. Mister Twister (Jason Mackay),7. Two Jay (Darryl Chapman),8. Zipping Chang (Jason Mackay).
* ZINKEYhas made a promising start to her career, recording her second-consecutive win over 400m last Friday, with an impressive run-home of 11.87.
Trained at Branxton by Lindsay Davis, this daughter of Keybow is yet to be unplaced after four starts and steps up to the 515m journey in race three from box two this Friday night.
Hot Chevy was an impressive newcomer for Butterwick trainer Jody Manual last Saturday night, blitzing her rivals by 8.25 lengths over 400m from box three.
This daughter of Dyna Tron and Elite Tarawi produced a best-of-the-night performance of 23.11, with an impressive run home of 11.86.
* THEjourney from Blacktown was worth it for trainer Troy Vella on Saturday night, after scoring a running double with Despicable Becky and Twenty Six.
Seaham trainer Kellie Fogarty also produced a winning double on the night with Sweetest Quality and Captain Quality both successful over the 400m journey.