Former Kiwi five-year-old Red Reactor tasted Group success at his second start on Australian soil in the Group 3 $30,600 Pace at Menangle on Saturday night (September 12).
Given a perfect trip, the chestnut gelding rallied strongly with a 27.5 closing quarter to prevail in a five-way photo.
The time for the flying mile was 1:50.9 – a new lifetime mark.
The AUCKLAND REACTOR gelding has now won eight win and $99,313 in stakes.
One night earlier the AUCKLAND REACTOR mare Delightfulreaction overcame a 10 metre handicap to complete back-to-back wins at Gloucester Park. Locked in a zip-fastener pocket most of the way, the four-year-old sprinted sharply once gaining racing room to gain the verdict.
It was her 12th success and lifted her stake tally to $169,164.
Delightfulreaction had been twice placed at Group level earlier in the season.
AUCKLAND REACTOR was also represented by the three-year-old Mac Stubborn, who notched his fourth win at Tamworth in a career-best 1:59.5.