Ris­ing star emerges

Tiger Tara’s trainer says he’s the real deal for the In­ter Do­min­ion

Penrith Press - - SPORT - Matt Jones

TIGER Tara lived up to his trainer’s ex­pec­ta­tions by flog­ging the field in last Thurs­day’s Ren­shaw Cup at Pen­rith Pace­way and now he’ll be aimed at the In­ter Do­min­ion in Perth later in the year.

Fol­low­ing two easy leadup wins in the pre­vi­ous seven days, Tiger Tara started from the back row in the Ren­shaw Cup, but quickly rounded the field be­fore tak­ing the lead in the back straight. At the home turn he sprinted clear and won in a can­ter to break Smolda’s 2525m track record by 1.5 sec­onds in the 26.5m win.

The fact that Smolda was the 2016 In­ter Do­min­ion win­ner has given trainer Kevin Piz­zuto even more con­fi­dence about Tiger Tara’s chances in the big race later in the year.

“He’ll break a lot more horses’ hearts rac­ing like that,” Piz­zuto said.

“I’ve al­ready smashed him at 100/1 for the In­ter Do­min­ion.”

Tiger Tara was $21 chance on Sports­bet not long af­ter his Ren­shaw Cup win and Piz­zuto said he’s the real deal. “He did all the work to break that record. He didn’t just suck back in be­hind them,” he said.

Tiger Tara will have two more runs then he’ll go for a spell be­fore he’s aimed at the In­ter Do­min­ion.

Tiger Tara wins the Ren­shaw Cup at Pen­rith Pace­way and breaks the 2525m track record in the process.

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