Ea­gle’s Ideal start

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ROCHESTER trots trainer Mark Thompson pro­duced for­mer New Zealand pacer Ideal Ea­gle for his third Aus­tralian win at the past week’s Mary­bor­ough meet­ing.

The four-year-old Amer­i­can Ideal mare Ideal Ea­gle was first-up from a spell but was sent out a $2.10 favourite in a C1 only class race so the win was pop­u­lar with pun­ters.

Ideal Ea­gle was driven a treat by Todd Matthews and won com­fort­ably from the El­more-trained Kam­wood Caeser with the well sup­ported Valentina Brave fill­ing the third plac­ing.

Thompson has had the mare in his sta­ble for eight starts this year, step­ping out on Aus­tralian soil for the first time in June.

She had 13 starts in New Zealand for just the one win but six top-four fin­ishes.

Her dam the Tuapeka Knight mare Sky­high Ea­gle had just the one start for one win and her breed­ing is from an­other age with Light Brigade and U Scott in her blood­lines.

The ju­nior light class of the Vic­to­ria Kart­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for 2016 saw an all-Rochester club podium with Ni­cholas Tre­bil­cock (Kyabram), Adam Camp­bell (Echuca) and Liam Hall (Shep­par­ton).

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