Destini Fireball Too Good In Group 1 Zoom Top

The brilliant Destini Fireball ($5.90) became a giant killer after a go to whoa victory in the Group 1 Macro Meats Zoom Top over 725 metres on Saturday night.

The son of Where’s Pedro and Greys Destiny jumped beautifully from box two and set up a very handy lead with a lap to run. Carving out fast splits of 15.91 and 29.51, the white and black chaser still had a commanding lead over the ever-closing Bell Haven, with long odds on favourite Miata ($1.40) still giving the leader a big break.

Turning for home, Destini Fireball found another small kick, managing to hold off Bell Haven by a nose to score in 42.58, with Miata running into third just a length and a quarter away after never looking a winning hope thanks to a poor getaway.

The win capped off a second Group 1 victory for the Norm Rinaldi-trained chaser after taking out the Sale Cup on Boxing Day last year. He improved his record to four wins from as many starts over the 725 metres at The Meadows.

The 37-kilogram chaser has now won 15 of his 29 race starts, pushing his prizemoney to $236,245. The white and black chaser will be one of the leading contenders in next week’s Group 1 Superstayers heats at The Meadows.

Destini Fireball Winning 2013 Zoom Top

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