Pinjarra Classic Next For Neurological

30
Jan

Ascot trainer Martin Allan is setting Neurological for the Pinjarra Classic (1300m) after the chestnut gelding continued his outstanding form at Geraldton on Tuesday.

The son of Gingerbread Man proved too good for his rivals in the Batavia Sprint (1300m) when he sprinted clear in the straight to score by an easy 1 ¾ lengths.

Geraldton’s major sprint gave Neurological the second leg of a feature country double after his barnstorming victory in the Fitzpatrick Plate (1230m) at Albany three weeks earlier.

The four-year-old has been a revelation for Allan in recent months, winning six of seven races since commencing his campaign at Northam in September.

“He has pulled up fine from Geraldton and will spend three days at the stable then about six days in the paddock,” Allan told The Races WA.

“I’ve always had a big opinion of him, but the next two starts will tell me how good he is and whether he is an Ascot carnival horse.

“He will go to the Pinjarra Classic and an open class race where he will be on the minimum weight which will be a bonus.

“I think that will tell us where he is at. He’s always had the ability, but is now putting it together on the track.

“After the Pinjarra Classic we will look at the rescheduled Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) before tipping him out.”

The Pinjarra Classic will be run on February 24 and the Mungrup Stud Sprint on March 17.

Meanwhile Allan is confident Night Voyage can score a win over 1000m at Ascot on Saturday.

First-up from a spell, the six-year-old flashed home to run third to Captain Stirling at Pinjarra on January 12.

“I think on his last run he will be hard to hold out,” Allan said.

Julio Santarelli
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