AUCKLAND REACTOR took the siring honours at Globe Derby Park on Saturday night (September 19) when he produced a winning double.
Plutonium, a New Zealand bred four-year-old gelding, was a most impressive winner at his first start on Australian soil when he sat parked throughout before winning untouched by 12 metres.
The mile rate for the 1800 metres was a career-best 1:56.4 with the last 800 in 56.6.
Out of a mare by Iraklis, Plutonium looks set to progress through the grades.
Juddy Douglas, a three-year-old, completed the double leading throughout from the pole for his sixth success this season.
Despite being pressured in the early and middle stages, the gelding comfortably staved off all challengers to win in a 1:58.1 rate for 1800 metres, two seconds inside his previous mark.
The winner of eight of his 19 lifetime starts, Juddy Douglas is from a mare by Falcon Seelster.
AUCKLAND REACTOR has sired 92 individual winners in Australia to date this season – including 19 three-year-olds – and they have earned more than $1.5 million in stakemoney.