Leading thoroughbred Nursery Mungrup Stud looks to have another above-average galloper in Accelarometer.
His performance on Saturday at Ascot in the Facebook.com – Perth Racing handicap over 1500 metres was the hallmark of a horse going places. He is now two for two this campaign after demolishing a field at Bunbury in November over 1200 metres, winning by three lengths.
Racing in the colours of Mungrup Stud principals Gray and Jan Williamson, the Mc Flirt four year old gelding out of the Metal Storm mare Recoverable has come from 13 th on the turn to cover the leaders with ease going to the line with plenty in reserve.
Connections have held a high opinion of the horse since his first up second to Travinator in a Bunbury maiden in March. On that day he came from mid-field on the turn to run the equal fastest last 600 metres, going down by a half a length to a horse we now know to be “one out of the box”.
Two weeks later at his second start he was sent out favourite at Bunbury and the result was never in doubt. Following the win trainers Ross and Clint Price gave him a short let up to set him for the Listed Belmont Guineas over 1600 metres in June.
He reappeared late May in town over 1300 metres running fifth beaten 1.25 lengths to Just Wicked, followed by a fourth place run over 1400 metres two weeks later to Black Uma with talented gallopers Checkpoint and Born to Excel running second and third respectively.
In his Grand Final for his first racing campaign, the Belmont Guineas, he has run a game second to the exciting WA Derby winner Rohan, beaten a long head.
Mungrup Stud has bred many quality gallopers over the years, and this son of their resident stallion Mc Flirt is set to add his name to the list.
Mc Flirt scored a double on Saturday with Global Flirt continuing his stellar campaign this time in having won four races and being placed three times for trainer Justin Warwick.