RACE SEVEN - 2:55PM LEXUS GUNSYND CLASSIC 1800M
1st – Supergiant – Michael Costa – Allan Chau
2nd – Ballistic Boy – Chris Anderson – Brad Stewart
3rd – Kinane – Chris Waller – Ryan Maloney
Trainer Comments - Michael Costa
"I was pretty lucky to pick him up over in New Zealand for $70,000, we really liked what we'd seen of him and I think we only got the price because he was out of an unproven sire in Red Giant."
"We could have syndicated him about five times over there was that much interest in him, we were quite surprised but he's lived up to our expectations and more."
"We purchased the horse in Nomvember were able to win his maiden first up before giving him a spell and now we come back in the May and win a Group race with him at start number five."
"I'm really excited about what he can do down the track he's still got plenty to learn he's a big strong horse who probably hasn't fully filled out yet, the best is yet to come."
"We'll go to the Rough Habit in a fortnight's time with him where he should run well, but I'm really looking forward to Spring where we can bring him back fully furnished and see his full potential."
"All credit to Allan Chau he's always putting in the extra work at home and knows how to roll along in front on this guy really well, great to reward him winning a race like this as well."
Race Review –
Michael Costa’s three-year-old Supergiant is a Group Three winner at start five holding on by a nostril from the fast finishing Ballistic Boy to win the Gunsynd Classic in a thrilling contest.
The son of Red Giant ran a huge race at odds in the Doomben Guineas last start, almost leading the whole way over the mile gunned down by the smart Vanna Girl late.
It was a huge run considering the class jump from mid-week racing to Group company and punters took notice keeping him safe at around $10 for this week’s assignment.
Supergiant did over the 1800 metres what Rothfire did over the 1000 simply ran them off their legs, regular hoop Allan Chau again going straight to the front and approaching the turn he had the majority of the field off the bit.
He looked all out a winner below the two hundred but was entitled to get weary first time over the trip for such a young horse, Chris Anderson’s Ballistic Boy emerging on the scene a brilliant piece of riding from Brad Stewart seeing him slice through the field.
They couldn’t be split by the naked eye and even as far as cameras go it was as close as it gets, but Supergiant held on for the Gold Coast trainer who stuck with regional rider Chau, who has been associated with the horse from his first start.