Chubb crushes two-year-old rivals yet again

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Tim O'Connor

Plymouth Chubb added another Group 1 to his outstanding resume with a dominant display in tonight’s Aldebaran Park Breeders Crown 2YO Trotting Colts and Geldings Final.

It was a special success for 76-year-old legendary trainer Peter Manning and his daughter Kerryn, who was in the sulky for the horse’s third elite level triumph.

The champion reinswoman sat back and waited for her rivals to find their positions in the early stages of the race and then rolled around to a spot outside leader Courage Stride. And like he did in the Redwood Classic a few weeks earlier, the powerful Majestic Son gelding put his rival to the sword rounding the turn and then shot for home. There were a few nervous moments when he wobbled in the straight, but he quickly straightened up and charged through the line to win by 10.4m.

Courage Stride kicked on to run second, with Chris Lang-trained stablemate More Wanted poking home along the inside for third.

“That was lovely,” Peter Manning said.

“He’s going to be a great horse.”

Plymouth Chubb’s 11th-straight win came in a mile rate of 2:00.4 on the back of 30.7sec, 31.7sec, 29.8sec and 29sec quarters.

“That’s not working for him, that’s cruising,” the Great Western horseman said.

“I haven’t had one for a while that goes this good, but he’s certainly made it easier to get up of a morning.”

Plymouth Chubb, who is owned by long-time Manning stable supporters Gary Benson and Steven Hegyi, has now won 11 of 12 career starts for more than $150,000 in prizemoney.