Gosford Gold For Zipping Kyrgios

Zipping Kyrgios claimed the third group win of his career with a powerhouse win in Tuesday night’s Group 2 Beast Unleashed Gosford Gold Cup.

Adam Dobbin

5 January 2022

HAIL King Kyrgios!

Zipping Kyrgios claimed the third group victory of his glittering career with a powerhouse win in Tuesday night’s Group 2 Beast Unleashed Gosford Gold Cup (515m).

From box eight in the $40,000-to-the-winner final many expected it to be too tall an order for Zipping Kyrgios against a star-studded field which boasted track record holder and reigning Gosford Cup winner Wow.

But from the moment the son of Aussie Infrared was lurking ominously within striking distance down the back straight the race was quickly set up for a trademark booming Zipping Kyrgios finish.

And that’s exactly what the now three-time group race winner unleashed in front of a big central coast crowd, storming down the middle of the track to score in a slick 29.26.

Finishing a gallant second two lengths away was Victorian sprinter Lots Of Chatter for trainer Graeme Jose while Wow got home late for third another three-quarters of a length away.

Early leader Fire Legend claimed fourth place in yet another gallant effort for trainer Mark Moroney.

But the night belonged to Zipping Kyrgios, his Gosford Cup title now sitting beside his Group 2 Black Top triumph and Group 3 Bob Payne Spring Sprint victory.

His overall record stands at a remarkable 24 wins from 48 starts with $235,124 in stake earnings for trainers John and Minnie Finn and owners the Hallinan family.

On a huge night of racing out of Gosford the second event of the evening was taken out by Mick Hardman’s Zulu Warlord in a flying 21.83 over the 388 metre journey, the time a little over a length outside Casual Glance’s track record.

The win was the start of a big night for Hardman, also claiming the Gosford Cup consolation with Analysing in a fast 29.33.