Another harness racing season is under way in New Zealand and Charlie Roberts is continuing to have that golden run that he has been on for a few years now.
Tonight Charlie had a first starter in the Vetpro Equine Supplements Pace at Alexandra Park in the form of Walk Of Fame.
The 3 year old daughter of Bettor's Delight flew the gate from barrier five in the 2200 meters mobile event and grabbed an early lead before handing up to Linda Mac after 400 meters.
From there she got a lovely run to the corner from where the "Iceman" Tony Herlihy angled her down into the passing lane and she finished far too well for her competition to run out an easy winner by two lengths.
It was a very tradesman like performance for a filly having her first lifetime start.
Walk Of Fame paced the 2200 meters in 2: 47.3 with the last 800 meters in 57.4 and 400 meters in 28.4.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that Walk Of Fame has plenty of ability as she would have to be one of the best bred fillies in New Zealand.
Not only is she by a great filly sire in Bettors Delight but Walk Of Fame is from a full sister to the champion In The Pocket mare Tupelo Rose 1:51.4 ($871,753).
Not only was Tupelo Rose a great racemare but she has fashioned a great record as a broodmare as well.
Not only has she left Willy Mucha 1:50.2 ($348,020) but one of her daughters Capelo Rose is already the dam of Machapelo 1:51.2 ($582,941) and Resistance Futile 1:49.4 ($246,983)
Walk Of Fame looks to have inherited much of the family ability going by the ease of her win tonight.
Whatever Walk Of Fame does on the racetrack, her residual value when she retires to the broodmare barn will be huge.