Vic Derby favourite sends warning to rivals

He’s a favourite of the Victoria Derby of harness racing and captain treacherous Colt Captain Ravishing issued a stern warning to his rivals at Kilmore tonight (23 September).

The three-year-old broke the monitor file by successful the 2180m Reg Wither Traditional 1:54.6 and not using a miss.

Captain Improbable (Stuart McCormick photograph)

Previous to this, the monitor file was set 1:56 by Juliette Bromack in 2016.

Captain Ravishing was informed to not exit the gate from barrier 5, as a substitute permitting him to work a three-wide earlier than driver Mark Pitt discovered the lead.

From there, Captain Ravishing picked up the tempo and rolled by means of the sections in 29.6, 30.7, 27.1 and 27.3 seconds to beat his rivals greater than 14 meters away.

“This horse is the true deal,” stated Pitt.

“I nonetheless assume he has improved.

“He solely has a couple of begins and can get higher with extra racing.

“I believe the lengthy journey (to Derby) would swimsuit him and even when he has, he’s actually quick.

“He is doing all of it on his personal.”

Captain Ravishing, run by Haas Taiba, now holds two monitor information in simply seven begins.

At first of his second race, Captain Ravishing broke the three-year-old 1720m monitor file in Melton with a time of 1:52.5.

Captain Ravishing will now race the 2760m Victoria Derby Warmth in Melton subsequent week.

He would carry a file of 4 wins and 7 begins in that act.

For full race outcomes from Kilmore, click on right here,

By Amanda Rando for HarnessLink

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