Shipwreck Queensland’s newest sprinting star, who sent tongues wagging after a slashing 29.64 solo trial performance on a wet Wentworth Park circuit last week and on Saturday night in the heat of Sydney, the Ned Snow-trained chaser made one of the most impressive debuts ever seen around the Glebe circuit.
Exiting from box eight, punters rated the son of Out Of Range and Aussie Diamond a $5.00 chance in what was a star-studded affair including the likes of Zipping Maserati, Zipping Kyrgios and Mickey Doo. After a clean getaway from out wide, the fawn flash quickly found the lead at the first turn and effortlessly careered away from his rivals to score by 5 lengths in a blistering 29.32. It was the fastest performances ever recorded over the 520m and the quickest since She’s A Pearl carved out the exact same time in taking out the Million Dollar Chase final back in May.
Born and bred by Ned’s daughter Tanya, the 32kg chaser has made just 19 career appearances, which includes 7 wins and 10 minor placings. He became a state hero in chasing down Zipping Kyrgios in the deciding match-race as part of the State Of Origin series held at Albion Park last month and this is when many first took notice of this chaser’s freakish talent. It’s no surprise this litter is full of talent, with sibling Oh Oh Range also trained by Snow, a staying sensation and recent finalist in the inaugural running of “The 715”.
While many pencilled in as She’s A Pearl as the likely victor in the second instalment of the Million Dollar Chase series, with heats commencing at Bulli on 9 August, emerging superstars in Shipwreck and recent G1 Maturity Classic winner Wow She’s Fast may finally see an MDC final be claimed by an interstate chaser.