FORMER SOUTHLAND pacer Last Flight In posted the fastest winning time of Panspacificflight’s progeny down-under with a win over a mile in 1:53.8 at Menangle in Sydney on 29 September.
The four-year-old mare, who won her only start for Clark Barron before being exported, has now won five races from 15 starts in Australia. She won three races in Tasmania before transferring to Kevin Pizzuto’s stable in New South Wales and was driven by former New Zealand junior driver Jack Trainor. (Pizzuto is serving a nine-month suspension for his drive in the race that Smolda was controversially beaten in at Menangle in May).
The previous fastest winning time by a New Zealand-bred Panspacificflight was the 1:55.5 time of Glenisla at Newcastle in February. Glenisla, who was developed by Tony Herlihy at Ardmore before being exported, has had seven wins, more than any other Panspacificflight progeny in Australasia.
Outstanding filly Arden’s Choice ran 1:53.5 when she was second to Dream About Me at the Jewels in Ashburton in June.