Oakland Park’s 4YO son of Sessions, Massimo, is building a sensational strike rate of consistency, having either won or placed second in 13 of his 16 starts (81.25%).
His win in Saturday’s feature race at Belmont takes his prize money and Westspeed bonuses to $593,380 with plenty more to come.
Below story from the West Australian Newspaper
Talented four-year-old Massimo will target the Kalgoorlie carnival after a fighting win in today’s $100,000 Ngawyni Stakes at Belmont Park.
Trainer Adam Durrant has high hopes Massimo will be his fourth $120,000 Hannan’s Handicap (1400m) winner on October 1.
The gelding, starting a $1.70 favourite and ridden prominently by Clint Johnston-Porter in the 1400m Ngawyni, lifted when challenged late by Western Temple ($13).
Massimo scored by a length from Western Temple and pacemaker Wrinkly ($4.40) finished third, almost three lengths behind the winner.
“I think Massimo will be an ideal Hannan’s proposition,” Durrant said. “He’s tough and rarely runs a bad race.
“His career tally says it all, six wins and seven seconds from 16 starts.”
Johnston-Porter said Massimo travelled in winning style from early stages yesterday.
“I knew we had it won when he lobbed in a forward spot and Wrinkly crossed to set the pace,” Johnston-Porter said.
Durrant, a regular visitor to Goldfields carnivals, has won the Hannan’s with Disposition (2017), Texan (2012) and Keyton Grace (2007).
Massimo delivered Durrant’s fourth win in the new season’s first week and his stable is regaining peak form.