Day At The Track

All Star juveniles dominate Addington card

11:41 AM 25 Apr 2014 NZST
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Alta Orlando - dashes away in Heat 4 of the Garrards Sires Stakes
Princess Fearless - winning the 2YO Sales Series Trot
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The All Stars team were at it again at Addington last night winning three races on the card with their incredible crop of two-year-olds.

“It’s probably the strongest overall group of juveniles that we have ever had, which is no mean feat,” enthused Mark Purdon.

Kicking of the night in grand style was two-year-old trotter Prince Fearless, who proved too strong for BD Love and Speeding Spur in the $65,000 2YO Sales Series Trot despite racing parked for the majority of the journey.

“He half by switched off when he hit the front last week but he kept going this week,” said driver Blair Orange, who ironically downed his future boss in Ken Barron.

“He is a lovely trotter with great manners and you would think he would only get better,” added Orange.

Prince Fearless is a Majestic Son two-year-old full brother to Not About The Money, who showed any amount of ability early in his career before going ‘off the rails’ so to speak.

“He is completely different to his brother at this stage and is definitely making up for his antics,” said Purdon.

Prince Fearless will now race in the Group One Sires Stakes at Addington in two weeks time.

On the pacing front, the All Stars team quinelled the 2YO Colts & Gelding Sire Stakes heat with Alta Orlando (Courage Under Fire), who produced a supersonic run, downing stablemate Hug The Wind and the Cran Dalgety trained Art Union.

“He has got a heap of bottom to him but he also has a lot of speed,” said co-trainer-driver Natalie Rasmussen. “Art Union is a very nice horse and he sat outside him and just breezed on by. He was still travelling strongly at the line,” she enthused.

“He is as good as any of our two-year-olds with the exception of Follow The Stars at this stage,” she advised. “His manners are his only flaw at the moment but they should improve with racing,” she added.

Rasmussen was then victorious in a maiden race with another Courage Under Fire juvenile in Iceobar, who downed his stablemate Assassinator, giving the All Stars two Quinellas for the night.

Iceobar gave loyal All Stars client Neil Piltcher his third win for the night and continued his great association with the progeny of Courage Under Fire. Natalie Rasmussen also shares in the ownership of Iceobar as well as the runner-up, Assassinator.

By Mitchell Robertson

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