Frenning hails record breaker Ride High

02 August 2020 19:23:45 GMTPlus10

Reinswoman Kima Frenning says Ride High proved his doubters wrong when setting a new track record in devastating fashion at Bendigo on Saturday night.

Despite being in top form, some have suggested the quality of the opposition has not been up to scratch, but this latest win should silence any critics.

Ride High, trained by Clayton Tonkin, blitzed the field in a mile rate of 1:49.0, taking 2.7 seconds off the track record at Bendigo.

Such a time speaks volumes and Frenning was pleased with the performance and says there is even more to come from the pacer.

"There's been a bit of talk about how he hasn't beaten a lot and he's got to prove that he's really good and I think he just did that," Frenning told Trots Vision after the win. "Plugs still in and he does it so easy, it's just crazy."

Sirletic, driven by Josh Aiken, made a fist of it but Ride High was way too good in the end, surging to a comfortable 21.4-metre win.

"We fired him off the gate all his starts prior to this one and then to be able to come off the back row and relax, be off their backs and then take off and do what he did," Frenning added. "I mean, he doesn't spend any more energy than what he has to. I think that makes him a really, really good racehorse.

"He never carries on, he never pulls. I drove him in a trial a couple of years ago now and I sat him up, he dropped the bit and as soon as I pulled out he just went. He's got the whole package. I have still never pulled the plugs on him."

A battle with Lochinvar Art is no on the cards, with the two star pacers set to go head-to-head, while there is also the potential to go up against King Of Swing, Cash N Flow and Chicago Bull at some point in the near future.

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