Our Triple Play was in another league as he scored a dominant win in the Wagga Pacers Cup on Saturday night.
The Goulburn pacer slashed 1.6 seconds off the record set by Chantrey to win last year’s feature race.
He stopped the clock in a mile rate of 1:57.4 for the 2575 metres, and was hardly extended in doing so.
Leaving his rivals at the 400 metres, Our Triple Play went on to win by 35 metres.
Trainer Brad Hewitt was forced to watch on from the sidelines after being suspended during the week, but was thrilled with the four-year-old’s performance.
“He had to do a bit of work, but once he got the front he’s a real good leader around these tracks,” Hewitt said.
Making the most of leader Our Wall Street Wolf going off stride, Victorian reinsman David Moran moved to the lead and was able to dictate terms.
There was plenty of pressure on when Brallos Pass ($2.70 favourite) made his three wide move, but Our Triple Play ($4.30) clicked into a new gear and toyed with his rivals to leave them in this wake.
He went on to defeat Uncle Jay ($21.60) by 35 metres with Shane Hillier’s Medal Of Honour ($63) a further half neck away in third.
Our Triple Play now boasts records at five tracks after also holding marks at Young, Canberra, Blayney and Maitland.
Hewitt believes he’s much better suited on the smaller tracks.
“He just scoots around them especially when it is 2100 or 2500,” he said.
“He just gets time to get comfortable and get up on the bit.
“Where as at Menangle over the mile, he’s still gone 51 but is off the bit the whole way.
“He doesn’t get time to pick the bit up and get into his rhythm but around here the further he goes the harder he gets on the bit and he just loves it.”
The Goulburn trainer is now looking to head to the Young Pacers Cup on Saturday.
He also has Spare Me Days set for the race as he looks to make it three wins in a row in the Group Three feature.
Meanwhile Blake Jones kick started his Good Talk campaign with two wins.
The Coleambally reinsman book ended the 10-race card with wins on Miss Kenny and Sunrising in the special colours designed to promote awareness of bipolar disorder.