Boom AUCKLAND REACTOR three-year-old Willie Go West drew first blood in the Breeders Crown heats at Bendigo on Friday night (November 6), winning the opening heat in impressive style.
Starting from the pole, the brown gelding pinged straight to the front, survived some early and midrace pressure and won by 3.2 metres.
The mile rate for 2150 metres was a smart 1:54.6.
He carved out the last two sectionals in 28.2 and 27.2.
Willie Go West has now won four of his seven starts and $40,770 in stakes.
Bred in New Zealand, he is out of Bettor Go, an unraced Bettor’s Delight mare.