Day At The Track

Pocket Watch bound for Victoria

04:37 AM 17 Apr 2008 NZST
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Yearlings by Lombo Pocket Watch
Yearlings by Lombo Pocket Watch - will be represented at the South Australian Premier Sale.
Gloucester Park

It's full steam ahead for a trip to Melbourne for Lombo Pocket Watch after the superstar grey trialled well at Penrith last night. The four-year-old's trainer Paul Fitzpatrick said 'The Grey Flash' did all that was asked of him in what was his first hit-out since an unlucky fourth placing in the Group 1 WA Pacing Cup on January 11.

“It was a very good trial,” Fitzpatrick said. “He came from last and only just got beaten, but he was given an easy time of things and we never really let him go.

“We were very happy with how he went and he probably looks better than he ever has.”

The 4YO Vicbred Super Series will be Fitzpatrick’s initial target for Lombo Pocket Watch, who is aiming for a clean sweep of his Vicbred finals.

The champion son of Jet Laag already counts two and three-year-old Vicbred finals among the 32 races he has won in a 41-start career.

The 4YO Vicbred Super Series kicks off tonight at Bendigo with the first round of $8000 heats.

The last of the 10 heats will be run at Geelong on May 10, with semi finals to be run at Moonee Valley on Friday, May 16.

The $100,000 Group 1 final will be run at Moonee Valley on Friday, May 23.

Fitzpatrick is unsure of what heat he will tackle with Lombo Pocket Watch, a winner of almost $1.3 million in prizemoney.

“I'm just not sure whether we’ll give him a run up here before we go down to Melbourne,” he said.

“I'll have a look at the dates and then take it from there.”

Brad Bishop, HRV

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