THE racing partnership of NSW owner-breeder- trainer Chris Nutt and Tasmanian trainer Debbie Cannan has enjoyed much success with their greatest triumph coming early this year when St Pierre won the Group 1 Australian Cup.
While winning a Group 1 race might not be a realistic goal for Mojito, the dog gave the Cannan-Nutt combination another winner at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Thursday night.
Mojito was having his first outing since arriving in the state two weeks ago.
He was a reserve but gained a start when Sultan’s Swing was scratched.
From box two the dog began well and had no trouble finding the fence. He travelled well to the home turn and stretched right out to go on and score by 4-1/2 lengths with Classic Camdale a distant third.
Mojito arrived in Tasmania with a long list of impressive wins to his credit.
He began his career in New South Wales where he won two in succession at his second and third starts over 472 metres at Bulli.
Nutt took him to Victoria where he won at Ballarat before going on to win two at The Meadows over 525 metres in February and March this year.
He won races at Geelong and Sandown before returning home to Bulli to contest the Ranvet Gold Cup series at Bulli in May.
He finished fourth in the final behind What Size.
His form waned just prior to being dispatched to Tasmania but in Cannan’s care he has regained his desire to race.
Last Thursday night Mojito covered the 461 metres in 25.81s which was clearly the best of the night but one-tenth of a second off Bergermeister’s track record (25.71) that he set in July.