Outstanding young reinsman Corey Peterson is building up a wonderful record with six-year-old New Zealand-bred pacer Extradite.
Despite a splendid all-the-way victory over 2536m two starts earlier and a very good third behind Thats Perfect at his previous outing, Extradite was the rank outsider at $116.20, with the polemarker Bettor Be Oscar dominating the betting and starting favourite at $1.22 in the opening event, the 2130m Retravision, 60 Day Price Promise Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Bettor Be Oscar led for the first 100m before the 20-year-old Peterson charged to the front (from barrier six) with Extradite, who then was able to have a well-earned breather with an opening quarter of the final mile in a leisurely 31.9sec.
Peterson had Extradite in full flight for the third quarter in 27.5sec. before the gelding covered the final 400m in 28.6sec. and won by more than a length from Bettor Be Oscar, who was blocked for a clear run for throughout the final circuit.
Peterson has formed an outstanding association with the Kim Prentice-trained Extradite, having driven the gelding eight times for four wins, two seconds and two thirds.
By Ken Casellas