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Can he Ride to another fastest final quarter?

05:03 PM 02 Jul 2020 NZST
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How fast can he go? That's the question on the minds of many trots lovers as the countdown's on in earnest to Ride High's second-up run at Tabcorp Park Melton this Saturday.

Despite only having had 12 career starts, the five-year-old's name already features prominently throughout the record books and he appears well-placed to add another entry to the all-time top 10 quickest final quarters in the Melton City Council Sprint, which streams on Trots Vision at 6.32pm on Saturday.

Ride High hasn't put a foot wrong at trainer Clayton Tonkin and Emma Stewart's stable since his audacious first-up win on June 20, with Stewart saying “he’s doing everything right" and adding "he’s been working super this week”.

Having already delved into his dominance in the final 800 metres, let's take a closer look at who's shone most brightly in the sprint to the line.

Since the track's opening on March 2009, the top 10 quickest final quarters recorded by winners is dominated by all-the-way victories, with leaders often pinching a cheap quarter and then powering to the post, but there are a few exceptions.

One thing that is assured is that Ride High stands alone at the top of the pops.

Here are the top 10 final quarters recorded by winners at Tabcorp Park Melton:

WINNER RACE DISTANCE DATE Q4 MR
RIDE HIGH IRT BREEDERS CROWN (3YO C&Gs)  2240 25/8/18 25.7 1:55.2
RIDE HIGH VALE ROD OSBORNE PACE 1720 20/6/20 25.8 1:51.6
POSTER BOY VHRSC VICTORIA SIRES CLASSIC 2240 7/4/18 25.9 1:56.8
MILLY PEREZ TAB.COM.AU PACE 2240 6/1/17 26.0 1:57.0
MAKES EVERY SCENTS SCHWEPPES PACE 1720 24/8/18 26.1 1:55.6
MACHA CADUCEUS CLUB CUP 2240 16/2/13 26.2 1:56.1
BORN TO ROCKNROLL COGS SERVICES RISING STARS PACE (HEAT) 2240 26/1/19 26.2 1:56.8
RESTREPO HOT TO TROT 4YO BONANZA 1720 16/2/13 26.2 1:52.4
STUNNING GRIN COUGAR BOURBON PACE 1720 7/5/16 26.2 1:55.9
MOONROCK RAY 'ROCKY' BAKER MEMORIAL FFA 1720 19/1/18 26.2 1:54.8

 

HRV - Michael Howard

 
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