Purdon pair set for APG domination

10:57 PM 13 Apr 2014 NZST
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Follow The Stars - seen here winning the Sapling Stakes.

Purdon-Rasmussen juveniles Follow The Stars and Kept Under Wraps look set to dominate the male section of the rich Sydney Australian Pacing Gold series after winning their respective heats with authority at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday.

The first of Mark Purdon’s two heat winners was Kept Under Wraps who, despite racing greenly and being headed around the home bend, fought back to win by a ½ head over gun Australian two-year-old Artistic Flite.

The two-year-old son of Bettor’s Delight has now won two from two, while Art Major stablemate Follow The Stars extend his win streak to four when unleashing a last quarter of 26.0 and dashing away for a comprehensive 5.9 metre win over Its Only Rocknroll.

Follow The Stars was Purdon and Rasmussen’s seventh training success of the weekend after producing four winners at Addington, and one at Alexandra Park, on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Interdominion champion Beautide looks set for the upcoming Len Smith Mile after overhauling his rivals late to win $24,000 FFA.

By Mitchell Robertson

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