Brilliant AUCKLAND REACTOR four-year-old Reactor Now posted his eighth win for the season when he outstayed a strong field at Shepparton on Saturday night (August 15).
Having his first start for six weeks, the gelding settled down near the rear before looping the field in the middle stages to go up to lead the outside division.
Exploding to the front at the 500 metre mark, Reactor Now dug deep in the final stages to win by half a length.
The mile for the 2190 metres was a sharp 1:55 with the last 800 in 56.7.
Reactor Now boasts a lifetime record of 10 wins from 14 starts for $67,530 in stakes.
AUCKLAND REACTOR led in a winning double at Northam (WA) on the same night as Reactor Now’s heroic performance.
Hilo Tyson led from end-to-end to post his fourth success, while Richie Reactor sat parked throughout before notching his maiden win by 19 metres.
Earlier in the day Red Reactor came from near last to hoist a new lifetime mark of 1:56.7 over 2200 metres at Cambridge Raceway, New Zealand.
It was the gelding’s seventh success and upped his bankroll to $81,732.
AUCKLAND REACTOR was also represented by the three-year-old gelding Maxactor, a winner for the second time at Ballarat.
AUCKLAND REACTOR has sired 84 individual winners in Australia to date this season and progeny earnings of more than $1.3 million.