Vintage Octane ($3.90) brought the crowd to its feet early with an amazing staying performance to win the Group 2 Macro Meats Zoom Top.
The dynamic stayer sat wide in third place in the early stages but swept to the front down the back straight and held off the late charge from favourite Gunnadoo Magic ($2.40 fav) to win his second group race in a few months after taking out the Sale Cup in December, third over the line was Abbi Taylah ($19.20).
The winner Vintage Octane is a fawn dog whelped October 2006 by Pure Octane from My Girl Georgina (Awesome Assassin x Ashlee Jeannine) he is raced by Mark Hunter who raced his sire Pure Octane and horse racing media identity Deane Lester.
He is trained by master Victorian mentor Darren McDonald who also trained his sire and he has raced 28 times for 16 wins and seven placings, with the $30,000 first prize for the Zoom Top taking his current stake earnings to $98,870.
Winning time and sections for the Zoom Top were 42.88, 5.04(5), 16.44(8) and 30.19(6). After the placings the runners finished in the following order: Tayza ($10.80), Dana Lou Lou ($17.30), Irinka Samual ($32.10), Kulu Spirit ($11.30) and Fallen Zorro ($12.30)..
Listed below are the past winners of the Zoom Top :
Zoom Top Honour Roll
- 2003 Tears Of Jupiter
- 2004 Irinka Barbie
- 2005 Rocky
- 2006 Slick Galore
- 2007 Miss Grub
- 2008 Miss Brook
- 2009 Vintage Octane