Classy AUCKLAND REACTOR mare Delightfulreaction sent her stake earnings over the $200,000 mark when she outsprinted her rivals at Gloucester Park on Saturday night (March 6).
Starting from the No 8 gate, the five-year-old was restrained at the start and settled down in second last position.
Gaining a three-wide trail at the bell, Delightfulreaction was angled four dep on the home turn and finished at the rate of knots to win by 2.8 metres.
The mile rate for the 2130 metres was 1:57.4.
She tramped her last 800 in 57.1 in the middle of the track!
It was her 14th lifetime success.
Bred by Mike Howie, Delightfulreaction is out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Apache Delight.
Earlier in the night, the AUCKLAND REACTOR gelding Bountiful Reactor overcame a 40 metre handicap to score at Albany.
It was the six-year-old’s fourth win from seven starts this year and his eleventh lifetime.
The gelding is the richest and fastest of the six foals thrown by Bountiful Whitby (by Mystical Prince).
In North America, the AUCKLAND REACTOR gelding Two Fiftyeight NZ scored in 1:54 at The Meadowlands, New Jersey on Friday night (March 6).
The six-year-old has won twice and been twice placed from eight attempts this year.
He is out of the Courage Under Fire mare Woman In Black (2:00.4), who has produced others in Miss You (1:49), Ifyousayso (1:55.3) and Woman In Charge.