Polytrack Racing - 2nd Day Review
Track Records aplenty!
- The second Polytrack raceday took place after heavy rain earlier in the week and rain on racemorning. If the meeting had been on the turf, it would have been held on going described as Heavy8.
- Ninety-nine runners raced in 9 races at an average field size of 11.
- Three new track records were set as perhaps expected with bigger and mor competitive fields than at the inaugural meeting two weeks earlier.
- Matamata visitor VIRTUOSO LAD (image) lowered his own mark for the 1200 meters winning the Steriline Racing Rating 74 in 1-09.22. Andrew Carston’s apprentice Sanu Toolooa again combined with the Karen Fursdon trained chestnut.
- The days other Rating 74 race was The Speights over 2200 metres in which the Andrew Carston Trained VULTURE STREET ran 2-15.33 under Kylie Williams to set a new mark
- The other track record was set in the last by LIGHT UP who ran in the famous Garth Jackson Turquoise and Gold colours for part owner Garth’s brother-in-law Brent Gardiner. Pam Robson trained the five-yea-old who was ridden by Riccarton apprentice Diego Montes de Oca.