Star prospect Paua Of Oscar last night equalled retired champion Aston Bolero’s Warragul 400-metre track record, which has stood for almost four and a half years.
Aston Bolero clocked a stunning 22.073sec, at his 54th start on August 30, 2016. At that time, he had also contested eight group race finals.
However, Paua Of Oscar matched that mark at only his third start.
WATCH: Paua Of Oscar (1) equal Warragul’s 400m track record last night.
Aston Bolero went on to win 53 races from 91 starts and just under $400,000 in prizemoney. He also contested 15 group race finals, including five G1s.
So, if we look in to the proverbial ‘crystal ball’, Paua Of Oscar (Nov ’17 My Bro Fabio x Paua To Admit) seems headed for racetrack glory!
Trained by Steve White, Paua Of Oscar ($1.10F) won by a massive 10 lengths, defeating Busy Time ($10.80), with Run Robyn Run ($12.80) one and a half lengths away third.
He was contesting only his second start back since winning at Goulburn, NSW, in early August last year.
Paua Of Oscar’s maternal great grand-dam is one of the all-time greats, Paua To Burn, who White trained while based in NSW.
Paua To Burn contested 17 group race finals, with her biggest victories being the 2004 G1 Laurels, 2004 & 2005 Sapphire Crown Classic and 2004 G1 Golden Easter Egg.
She won 28 races from 59 starts and almost $243,000 in stakes. In 2007, Paua To Burn was inducted into the AGRA Hall of Fame.
White recently retired his champion sprinter Sennachie to stud. And in Paua Of Oscar, he appears to have unearthed a replacement.