Sunburnt Highway Salutes In Masters Meteor
RACE favourite Sunburnt Highway roared away with Friday night’s TAB Masters Meteor Final (520m) for Dapto couple John and Judy Richardson.
16 October 2020
RACE favourite Sunburnt Highway has roared away for a stunning victory in Friday night’s TAB Masters Meteor Final (520m) for Dapto couple John and Judy Richardson.
The grand old son of Oaks Road went into the $100,000 to-the-winner decider as the one to beat off some stellar recent form including a slick last start 29.91 Masters Meteor heat win.
And after assuming the lead through the catching pen the race was as good as over, the now 19-time Wentworth Park winner powering away for a slashing 7 1/4 length victory in a fast 29.87.
“I’m just so proud – the main thing was that he got around safely,” said an emotional John Richardson.
“He’s a great race dog but at home he’s like a pet – such a wonderful dog. He just pays the bills and loves racing.
“I don’t know what else I can say about him. He just turns up and does his best every start – he doesn’t know how old he is.”
Four in August, Friday night’s Masters Meteor Final spiraled Sunburnt Highway’s prize money to $242,000.
In a spirited battle for the placings, second went to a fast finishing Benkennie Chic along the rails while early leader Charlie Cockatoo held on late for third.