Day At The Track

Auckland Reactor double at Swan Hill

01:59 PM 17 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Quamby Reactor
Quamby Reactor trained and driven by Chris Svanosio.

Two more names were added to the growing list of Auckland Reactor-sired rising stars at the Swan Hill harness racing meeting this week.

Thermal Reactor (Auckland Reactor - Ballygeana - Presidential Ball) trained by Zac Steenhuis and driven by Ryan Duffy gave a dominant front-running display to score by 18 metres in the Steven and Kyra Valentines pace. 

To watch the replay click here.

The win was followed up by another impressive performance in Quamby Reactor (Auckland Reactor - Lady Lunchalot - Armbro Operative) trained and driven by Chris Svanosio.

To watch this video replay click here

Both are four year olds and both amply demonstrated the depth in maturity that’s emerging in the Auckland Reactor progeny.

“Quamby Reactor took a little while to put it all together as a young horse, but he has improved massively with each preparation,” an elated Svanosio said.

“He’s a very big fellow and I think that was part of the problem in his first prep - he was gangly and took a while to get it all together. But once he worked things out he won his three year old and his Vicbred bonus and we gave him another break,” he said.

“This time as a four year old he’s come back really strong and he won well at Swan Hill. I think he’ll have a few more wins in him yet.”

Quamby Reactor posted a 1:55.8 mile rate thrilling the big crowd of owners and supporters at the Swan Hill meeting. The ownership group is made up largely of farmers from the nearby Kerang-Quambatook area, and who raced Quamby Reactor’s mother Lady Lunchalot. 

“They’ve been a fantastic group to work with. When the horse was taking longer than I’d thought I asked them if they would like to try another trainer, but they were happy to wait for him to click,” Svanosio said.
“They never miss his races and even his trials so it’s great to see him rewarding their loyalty.”

The Svanosio stable itself is also “putting it all together” of late,  also notching up three second placings at Swan Hill and Chris getting another second as a driver.

Based at Junortoun, Bendigo, Svanosio has a “essentially a full team” of 20 horses in work with the help of Michelle Phillips, Tara Youngson and Taylor French.

The stable has had four winners and a swag of placings over the past two weeks.

“Im lucky to have a fantastic team of staff and they do a great job.  The last few weeks things have been going nicely, which is great - it gives everyone a kick along,” he said.

“We just need to keep things going and build from there.” 

Terry Gange

NewsAlert PR Mildura

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