The David Aiken-trained My High Expectations has stamped himself as Australia's best trotter with a brilliant win in the Group One Australasian Trotting Championship at Melton.GUS UNDERWOOD February 3, 2014 4:05am
My High Expectations and David Aiken, pictured winning the Cobram Trotters Cup, demolished a top field on Saturday night in the Australasian Trotting Championship.
Any lingering doubts that My High Expectations is not the best trotter in Australia were well and truly quashed when the seven-year-old ran his rivals ragged in the Group One $50
Surprisingly it was the first Group One race the all-American-bred trotter has claimed in his career which has risen to new heights during the past two seasons.
My High Expectations’ trainer-driver, Avenel’s David Aiken, had no hesitation in working the trotter to the front from a second row draw early in the race and dictated the terms of the 2760
His main danger Blitzthemcalder ran a brave second after racing outside the winner for the last 1400
It was the fifth straight win in this campaign for My High Expectations who was coming off wins in the Cobram Cup, the Maori Mile and heat of the championship the previous week at Ballarat.
In scoring by nearly 6
The trainer’s son, Josh Aiken, said My High Expectations was relatively new to Group One racing which explained why this was his first win at this level.
Josh said the trotter seemed to be thriving on his racing at present and his main aim this campaign was the Great Southern Star series next month in which he finished third last season.
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