Aston Kimetto produced another stunning come-from-behind performance to win last night’s Group 3 St Leger (460m) at Warragul.
Open to the best young greyhounds in the country, the St Leger Final produced a field of immense quality, yet despite giving all seven rivals a head start, Aston Kimetto managed to sweep past them all and claim the $25,000 first prize.
A son of Kc And All and Sweet It Is, Aston Kimetto is showing the traits of his dam, who was a champion stayer who won two Sandown Cups.
Despite running the fastest time among the four heat winners last week, Aston Kimetto paid $8.20 for the win, with Chief’s Empire ($5.30) and the favourite, NSW sensation Pindari Express ($3.20) filling the minor placings.
Bred in Grovedale by John Finn, owned by Ray Borda and trained by Seona Thompson, Aston Kimetto clocked a time of 25.71sec, only marginally slower than his heat win.
“Ability-wise Aston Kimetto is right up there with Aston Dee Bee and Aston Bolero at the same age,” Ray Borda said.
“That St Leger final was one of the hottest fields of young greyhounds I have ever seen, so to win from box five after coming from last says a lot about his potential.
He has now had six starts for five wins and one minor placing.
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