Draft Day delivers again over sprint trip
Tivaci four-year-old Draft Day remains undefeated over 1200 metres after powering to victory on the
synthetic course at Pakenham this afternoon.
The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Waikato Stud graduate has now won all three of his races over
the trip and successful jockey John Allen believes the gelding can continue his march through the
“He’s not the finished article yet, he still does a few things wrong, but there should be plenty more
wins for him,” he said.
Draft Day settled well back in the running and stormed home from third last on the home turn to
land the thick end of the stake.
“I thought we might be a little closer, but luckily enough I got a drag in to it on the turn and he got
over the top of them,” Allen said.
Draft Day was purchased out of Waikato Stud’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft
for $85,000 by Malua Racing and Flemington Bloodstock.
His winning dam Miss Lioness is a half-sister to the ill-fated multiple Group 1 winner Lion Tamer and
to the mother of Listed Super Impose S. winner and G1 VRC Derby contender Mr Maestro.
The G2 Tulloch S. winner and G1 Australian Derby runner-up Harris Tweed is another member of the
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