Brilliant AUCKLAND REACTOR gelding Red Reactor NZ, who posted his 10th lifetime success at Menangle on Tuesday (December 22), after appearing hopelessly out of it, is a five-year-old expected to graduate far beyond his present rating.
Starting from the outside gate, the chestnut settled down at the tail of the nine-horse field.
Still last rounding the home bend and spotting the leaders a conservative 25 metres, Red Reactor unleashed a spectacular finishing flourish to win by a length.
The time for the flying mile was 1:52.6 – the equal second fastest time of the day.
He clocked his last two sectionals in 28.6 and a stunning 26.7.
Red Reactor has now earned almost $120,000 in stakes.
Bred by Ken and Ann-Marie Spicer, the gelding is from Edernay (2:00), a Live Or Die mare.