Lochinvar Art streets rivals in Chalice heat

Lochinvar Art streets rivals in Chalice heat

Classy MODERN ART colt LOCHINVAR ART added further lustre to his outstanding three-year-old campaign when he donkey-licked his opposition in the fastest of the four Gold Chalice heats at Bathurst on Monday (March 25).

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The 39.8-metre success was the highlight of a busy 48 hours for MODERN ART, who also sired the Globe Derby Park three-year-old winner MODERN ZODIAC, LIAM NEIL, a 1:58 at Pinjarra, and the 1:54.1 Albion Park winner MONIVAE.

LOCHINVAR ART, who was trapped three-wide for the first 600 metres, zoomed to the front with one-and-a-half laps to go and proceeded to give his rivals a pacing lesson. He rated 1:56.2 over 2260 metres with the last 800 in 57.5 and 400 in 27.6.

The winner of nine of his 18 starts and $186,840 in stakes, LOCHINVART ART was bred by Peter and M. M. Green, M. A. Morris and Daniel Cordina from a Ponder mare. The colt is owned by Kevin Gordon.

MODERN ZODIAC, who completed back-to-back successes, was bred and is owned and trained by Toby Ryan. The filly is out of a mare by Life Sign.

LIAM NEIL, who sprint-laned to his eleventh success, advanced his stake tally to over $70,000. The gelding, who is from a Beach Towel mare, was bred and is raced by Steve Johnson.

While MONIVAE, who notched win No 20, has earned $125,000 in stakes. The brown gelding was bred by Don Spedding and Matthew Harris from a Panorama mare and is owned by M. R. Moss, R. J. Giometti, A. Moujalli, M. Ma, P. and R. W. Randall, M. Jones and D. Murray.