“THEY JUMPED out of trees to back him, they flew international and they landed the prize.” That was race caller Mark McNamara’s summation as Panspacificflight debutante Thisismylastflight thrashed a $13,000 maiden field at Addington on 09 September.
You can watch Thisismylastflight’s impressive debut here
Thisismylastflight ran his last mile in close to 1:56 and was three-wide for most of it. He had to go four-wide to reach the lead on the turn and outstayed the opposition.
Thisismylastflight was passed in at the 2014 Christchurch yearling sales. He’s out of the Christian Cullen mare Sevenspanishangels, a half-sister to Perth Interdominion entrant Jimmy Johnstone, who was 7th in Adore Me’s 2014 New Zealand Trotting Cup and has now won nine times in West Australia, including three of his last four starts at Gloucester Park in Perth.
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN owners of Straight Thru Blue are so impressed with their four-win Panspacificflight gelding that they’ve been in touch with Macca Lodge to source another horse by the same sire.
The five-year-old is the latest individual winner from Panspacificflight’s stellar first New Zealand crop that has had so much success on both sides of the Tasman. Straight Thru Blue, who was sold by the McIntyres as a late three-year-old, posted his third win in WA at Northam 02 September and won again at Pinjarra on 05 September, rating 1:56.4 for the 2170 metres. He’s won four of his eight starts this campaign.
The delighted owners have now purchased a two-year-old Panspacificflight gelding from Macca Lodge. Called Diamond Creek, he’s the first foal from the one-win Christian Cullen mare Zest Philly.
MACCA LODGE stable star Pulp Fiction put some indifferent form last season behind him with a scintillating fresh-up win at Winton on Sunday.
Junior driver Matt Anderson took the Art Major entire back off the gate from the outside of the front line at the mile start. He then zipped to the front at the end of the back straight and ran away to win by nearly three lengths.
Pulp Fiction recorded his fastest winning mile rate of 1:55.2. The last half was cut out in 55.6 with the final quarter in 27.1.
He gave Tony Stratford his first training success of the season in, appropriately, the Macca Lodge Mobile Pace.
Now assessed at C7, Pulp Fiction has been nominated for the Hannon Memorial at Oamaru this Sunday.