Stable favourite Calipari has made it two in a row with a strong win in the main race of the day, the 1000m Lone Pine Charge at Muswellbrook on Easter Monday.
Courtesy of another super ride from Darryl McLellan, the Written Tycoon gelding began with all his customary speed, but couldn’t take up his usual front running role, with third-favourite Iamacrumpet firing to the front from a wide gate. McLellan didn’t panic, content to let Calipari balance up in second place and travel beautifully behind the leader. Turning for home the gelding was quick to put the race beyond doubt, racing clear for a dominant win in a slick 57.40 seconds.
The win was Calipari’s second success on wet tracks, and with a further two placings on rain-affected ground from only four starts, the team are looking forward to seeing him maintain his good form heading into the wetter months.
Calipari was a purchase from our friends at Inglis Digital and in 12 starts has won three times, with five placings for stakes in excess of $67,000.
Replay of Calipari’s win can be viewed HERE
Photo by Bradley Photographers