Zipping Kyrgios Serves Down Wenty Ace

ZIPPING Kyrgios ran a sensational 29.37 to score at Wentworth Park on Wednesday night in remarkable fashion for John and Minnie Finn.

Adam Dobbin

21 January 2021

ZIPPING Kyrgios is second reserve for Saturday night’s Group 1 National Derby Final at Wentworth Park.

And following his breathtaking 29.37 victory at headquarters on Wednesday night, opposing connections would be breathing a collective sigh of relief that the son of Aussie Infrared is consigned to the reserve bench.

Producing a simply astonishing performance of sustained speed, Zipping Kyrgios, winner of the Maitland Future Stars to launch his career in November, carved out 5.43 early before reeling off a sublime 17.77 up the back.

Running home in a sensational 11.60, the John and Minnie Finn-trained charge scored by a widening 11 ¼ lengths on the line, extending his record to four wins and five placings from 11 career starts.

Four days earlier Zipping Kyrgios finished second in his National Derby heat behind Queenslander Rowdy Roddy in 29.80, the effort relegating the up and coming sprinter to second reserve for Saturday night’s group 1 male aged classic.

But on the strength of Wednesday night’s remarkable win the hugely exciting prospect will be at the pointy end of more than his share of feature assignments in the coming weeks and months.


PREMIER trainer Jason Mackay has wasted no time making his impression on the 2021 Metropolitan Trainers’ premiership after guiding home a winning treble on Wednesday night.

The Melbourne Cup winning trainer landed wins with rising stayer Double Bluff in 42.50 before Aston Reward and Zipping Sense scored in 30.00 and 30.18 respectively.

Ably assisting Mackay in Wednesday night’s three winner haul was daughter April, understandably over the moon with handling her first ever city treble.