Trekking adds another G1 second to his record
Trekking added another G1 second placing to his excellent record when runner-up to Hey Doc in Friday night’s Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
The winner of G1 titles in the 2019 Stradbroke Handicap and this year’s Goodwood Handicap, Trekking was also finished second in last month’s G1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley. He had also finished fourth in the Everest at Randwick six days before his latest run.
Jockey John Allen had the six-year-old on the back of the winner turning into the short Valley straight and appeared set to make a race of it in the final 100m. But Hey Doc, already a Manikato Stakes winner, pulled out plenty and held off Trekking to win by three-quarters of a length. Dirty Work finished third, a head further back.
“He's run super, he tried his heart out,” said Allen.
Trekking has proved himself a most worthy son of Darley’s champion sire Street Cry with 10 wins and 10 placings in a 32-start career that has yielded more then $5 million in prize money.
Godolphin’s Kementari finished fifth in the Manikato with Lyre sixth.