Zipping Kansas On Trial For Winter Carnival

ALL eyes will be on the clock when Zipping Kansas takes his place as an unbackable favourite in Tuesday night’s GRNSW Maiden Final (472m) at Bulli.

Adam Dobbin

3 May 2021

ALL eyes will be on the clock when hugely exciting youngster Zipping Kansas takes his place as an unbackable favourite in Tuesday night’s GRNSW Maiden Final (472m) at Bulli.

Last week the son of Superior Panama debuted in breathtaking fashion for trainer Ray Magri, stopping the clock in a flying 26.06 to score by an ever-widening 11 ¼ lengths.

Such was the dominance of the victory, it was just outside the fastest ever debut win at Bulli, that going to the Ray Webster-trained Lagoon Rhett at 25.99 in 2017.

“He’s shown a lot of ability right from the time we got him,” Magri offered.

“His first 472m trial at Bulli he went 26.06 and he’s gone 23.80 post-to-post at Wentworth Park with an 11.35 run home.

“He’s racing like he wants 600m already but he’s only 20 months of age. He can show some zip in trials but his run home times are just sensational.

“But he’s only young, he’s got to keep stepping it up.”

Zipping Kansas will exit box two in Tuesday night’s final where he has a decided time edge on his opposition.

In fact, it’s over half-a-second.


Tipping the scales at just under 34 kilos, the fawn youngster is a son of much-hyped stud dog Superior Panama out of the Hallinans Newcastle Cup winner Zipping Katelyn.

“I thought he’d go quicker on the clock last week and break 26 seconds so hopefully he can tick that box in the final on Tuesday,” Magri said.

“We’ve got another from the litter that goes very good as well, he’s probably two weeks away from starting.

“He broke in better than this dog but that’s turned around a little now that this dog has sorted out his box manners.

“But they are both very good dogs and at the stage probably going better than Zipping Zeek and Zipping Sultan.”

Providing Zipping Kansas continues to impress in the coming weeks, Magri is toying with the idea of venturing north to Queensland for a potential tilt at the Group 3 Flying Amy Classic at Albion Park.

Worth $75,000-to-the-winner, it is Australia’s richest age-restricted race.

“There’s a few options and that’s one of them; it really depends how he comes on over the next few weeks,” Magri said of the series in early June.

“The State of Origin is on up there as well and I’m hoping we can get Zipping Niseko into the stayers race around the same time.

“If she goes well in the Gold Cup Final on Saturday she should be thereabouts.”