Group success for Atomic Red

Group success for Atomic Red

Tough ROCKNROLL HANOVER entire ATOMIC RED picked up his second win at Group level when he outstayed a top field in the Group 3 $40,800 Hondo Grattan Stakes at Menangle on Saturday night (January 20).

Sent forward from the No 5 gate, the brown was obliged to race without cover for the majority of the mile trip.

Despite having to work overtime, ATOMIC RED surged to the front half-way down the straight, was briefly headed and came again to prevail in a three-way photo.

The time was a career-best 1:50.3.

He clocked fractions of 27.1, 28.1, 26.8 and 28.3 racing one deep.

The $24,000 winner’s cheque lifted ATOMIC RED’S stake tally to $204,300, the result of nine wins from 20 starts.

Out of an Armbro Operative mare, ATOMIC RED was bred by Doug and Janet Moore and is owned by Rod Davis.