This season has been a breakthrough one for the well known husband and wife harness racing training partnership of Jason and Megan Teaz.
How much credit should go to Jason is debatable as he spends a good part of his time hundreds of kilometers away in Dunedin as the commentator for the Otago region for the Trackside channel and does a fine job of it to be fair.
And Jason does commute on a regular basis.
Meanwhile his wife Megan is based at Ohaupo in the Waikato training a small team that has a trotting bias.
The stable star to date has been Mingara who won 6 in New Zealand with Megan the pilot for all six wins.
With few opportunities in New Zealand at this time of year, her owners recently transferred Mingara to Sydney to take advantage of the good stakes on offer at Menangle
Mingara did her part, winning first up last Saturday night for new trainer, Nicole Molander.
So the Teazs needed a replacement for their stable star and if the win of King Of Cool last night at Cambridge is any guide, they may have a ready made one to take the step up.
Sent out of the gate from seven by Megan, King Of Cool made the lead after 150 meters and then proceeded to turn the race into a procession from that point, cruising home a very comfortable two and a half length winner.
By the outstanding trotting sire Monarchy, King Of Cool is from the smart Sundon mare Cool Kahli who won seven on the track.
This was the third win from just 14 starts for King of Cool who has been placed on five occasions as well.
The ease of last nights win by King Of Cool must have given the husband and wife team plenty of confidence as they plan his immediate racing future.