TALENTED squaregaiter Daquiri continued his impressive rise through the grades with an eye-catching win at Globe Derby tonight.
Registering his fourth win from his last six starts – with two placings also in the mix – Daquiri outclassed his opposition in the South Australia Trotters’ Cup.
Naturally thrilled with the son of Yankee Paco, trainer Phillip Walters stated he faces a tough decision as to which direction to head next.
Having originally targeted the Victorian Country Cups circuit, Walters revealed he is being “pressured” by the owners to aim for the Great Southern Star at Melton on January 27.
Daquiri’s owners double as Walters’ in-laws, including Aussie Mifsud who drove the five-year-old during his latest triumph.
“I was thinking one of the country cups, but I’m being pressured for the Great Southern Star,” Walters said.
“He’s just won a Group Two and pretty easily, so he has probably earned a shot at a race such as the Great Southern Star.
“We will have to decide once we get home and go from there.”
Working to the lead from barrier six, Daquiri was allowed to roll along at a steady tempo as Mifsud adopted a “catch me if you can” tactic.
Breaking clear at the top of the home straight, the gelding cruised to a 12-and-a-half metre win from Our Twentyten, with Ainthatrightmacca three-and-a-half metres away third in 2:03.8 over 2645 metres.
“Gee he is a nice trotter,” Mifsud said. “He just did it so easily.
“David Jack bred him and he told us he would keep improving and we had to buy him.
“He has only had 37 starts and is turning into a good buy.”
- PAUL COURTS