Amadeus (second right) has claimed back-to-back Gold Bullions for trainer Mick Kent at Pakenham.
Amadeus has continued his affinity with the spacious Pakenham track, taking out a second VOBIS Gold Bullion.
The Mick Kent-trained galloper has recorded three victories at Pakenham with his latest win on Saturday coming 12 months after his success in last year’s Gold Bullion.
Giving Craig Williams the second leg of a double, Amadeus ($7) scored a short-head win over Mr Money Bags ($5) with Jesta Dreama ($21) a long neck away third.
Kent said Amadeus had been aimed at Saturday’s $150,000 race that carried a first prize of $82,500 along with $30,000 in VOBIS bonus money.
“He’s a 78 graded horse racing for great prize money which he wouldn’t be able to get against his own rated horses,” Kent said.
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“We set him for this race.
“We had a go at the Moonee Valley race (in October) but it was a bit of a rushed prep to get him there and plus there was no Iconoclasm to go up against here.
“After Moonee Valley we freshened him, he had a bit of time down the beach and we were really happy with him.
“He got to the front a lot earlier than I would have liked but he’s got the job done which is good.”
Kent said Amadeus was likely to have a start at Flemington over summer before another freshen up to be prepared for the VOBIS Gold race day at Caulfield in April.