Veteran stayer Extra Zero will be looking for back-to-back wins on Saturday, the rising 11-year-old set to contest the Silver Thomas Hanley Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.
Remarkably, Extra Zero won at his 100th start last time out, eight years after making his debut as a two-year-old. The Danzero gelding’s win in the Archer Hall of Fame Trophy (a 2000m Handicap) – at Flemington on May 20 - took his earnings past $1.7 million.
It was Extra Zero’s seventh win, while, incredibly, he also has 22 seconds to his credit, two of those at Group 1 level (the 2009 Victoria Derby and the 2015 Australian Cup).
Tom Dabernig, who trains the 10-year-old alongside David and Ben Hayes, said Extra Zero has come through that win in great order.
“He’s great. You couldn’t have scripted it any better. He’s probably not as good at Moonee Valley as he is Flemington,” Dabernig said on RSN 927's Racing Pulse on Friday
“There’s a meeting at Flemington in July 8 that he’ll head towards if he runs well and pulls up well.
“He’s in great form...