PANSPACIFICFLIGHT gelding Arden’s Concord posted his fifth win when he demolished a handy field of C2-4 pacers at Oamaru on 28 August.
Driver Rory McIlwrick took luck out of the equation with the warm favourite, pushing him from three back on the fence into the lead after 700 metres of the mobile 2600-metre event. He dictated the pace and the five-year-old ran away to score by an ever-widening five and a half-lengths, scorching over his last 800 metres in 55.7 with the final quarter in 27.8. The overall time was 3:15.6.
Arden’s Concord has been in great form for Dunedin trainer Graeme Anderson, winning twice and placed second three times in his last five starts.