To add insult to injury, Awesome Armbro, one of Auckland Reactor's nemeses in the Southern Hemisphere, has broken his North American maiden in his second start, winning in 1:50.2. at Mohawk Racetrack. Once everyone found their early positions, Luc Ouellette took Awesome Armbro to the rail where he stayed until they reached the stretch in third place at which time Luc managed to get Awesome Armbro to the outside. Once he got clearance, he zoomed on by in a :26.2 last quarter to win by a length and a quarter.
Granted, Awesome Armbro was not racing in an Open or Invitational, racing in a $24,000 (nw22000l6) race but then again, neither was Auckland Reactor when he finished last in his most recent start. The fact is the eight year old gelding has reached the winners circle while the connections of Auckland Reactor are still trying to figure out what to do with him. Perhaps a trip to Canada may the tonic Auckland Reactor needs.
Dean over at PTP discusses last night's eliminations for the North American Cup. Rather than reinventing the wheel, take a look at what Dean has to say.