Peloton to prove staying worth

Peloton winning at Te Rapa on Saturday. Photo: Trish Dunell

Talented three-year-old Peloton, an impressive all-the-way winner at Te Rapa on Saturday, will get another opportunity to showcase his staying credentials, with trainer Andrew Campbell likely to back-up the son of Charm Spirit at Matamata this weekend.

The gelding comfortably staved off his rivals under a well-judged Vinnie Colgan ride and will step up from 1500m when he contests the Fletcher Sheds (2000m) at Matamata. “He came through the win in terrific order and is bouncing around like a two-year-old,” Campbell said.

“We always thought he was a Derby horse, but he was pretty disappointing at Ellerslie the other day (when seventh in the Listed 3YO Salver over 2100m), so we thought we would back him up over 1500m. “He won well enough to carry on with and we thought we will try him one more time over ground. He might not stay, but I am pretty confident he will.”

Peloton has won two of his seven starts to date and has one minor placing from his seven career starts.

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