STAR Tasmanian two-year-old pacer Quastor Centurion earned a chance to tackle the Breeders Crown series in Victoria following his demolition of a first class field in the $30,000 Dandy Patch sires stakes final over 2090 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday night.
With his regular driver Erin Hollaway in the cart, Quastor Centurion enjoyed a cushy run in the one-out-two-back position and when Hollaway eased him three-wide down the back to make his challenge the Time Stands Still gelding unleashed a powerful sprint to have the race in his keeping on the home turn.
The Kent Rattray-trained gelding then left his rivals in his wake and went on tom score untouched by 10 metres from outsiders Poker Storm with Semose Twenty a close-up third.
It kept the gelding’s unbeaten record from seven starts intact to ensure he should be named Tasmania’s best two-year-old.
Quastor Centurion missed the Betfair Sweepstakes final due to illness but there is no doubt had he contested the event he would have gone around a long odds-on favourite.
Rattray said Quastor Centurion had improved after his short let-up that was enforced because of a cold.
Listen to what trainer Kent Rattray said after Quastor Centurion’s impressive win – click here.