Ana­tola goes like the wind

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - RAY THOMAS

ANA­TOLA scorched over the Rand­wick 1200m faster than any of the great cham­pi­ons who have graced the fa­mous course.

In a stun­ning burst, Ana­tola yes­ter­day stopped the clock in a course record time of 1min 08.03s in the APN Out­door Hand­i­cap (1200m).

Josh Parr rode Ana­tola and, by co­in­ci­dence, rode the pre­vi­ous track record holder, De­ploy, who ran 1m 8.06s win­ning the Show County Qual­ity last spring.

“I think that is the win­ning for­mula; fast horse, fast jockey and fast time,’’ trainer Mark Newn­ham said.

Pun­ters sent Ana­tola out $4.80 favourite and were re­warded when the mare streaked home 2½ lengths clear of Test The World ($5) with Dis­so­lute ($5) a length away third.

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