Trainer Alister Black brought up his 50th career win in style when Kilowatt Kid equaled an Ascot Park track on Sunday.
Kilowatt Kid’s 2.39.6 time for his 2200m mobile victory equalled the open colts, geldings and entries mark Mongolian Hero set last year.
The four-year-old was aided by a perfect run in the one-one throughout the race by driver Kimberly Butt.
Butt launched Kilowatt Kid’s winning run before the home turn and the horse had enough in reserve to run down the tenacious pacemaker, Mach’s Back.
“Everything worked out perfectly for us, we got to sit back and follow the speed, Butt said.
“Mach’s Back kicked away a little bit on the turn, I was hoping to wait until the straight, but he had kicked clear and we had to get going.’’
Kilowatt Kid’s winning time was 0.2sec outside the fastest ever 2220m at Ascot Park set by fillies and mare record-holder, Royal Counsel, in 2014.
The Ascot Park track looked set to produce fast times after the first race at Sunday’s meeting and it did not disappoint.
Gore pacer Bridesdale Robyn won her second race in three starts when pacing 2.41.1 for 2200m in race 1.
The four-year-old went a big race in between her two recent wins when galloping behind the mobile at Forbury Park and running eighth.
Vin Scully bounced back to his best form when pacing 2.42.1 to win over 2200m for trainer Hamish Hunter and driver Matthew Williamson.
Canterbury pacer Memphis Tennessee made it a hat-trick of Southland wins when pacing 2.42.6 in his 2200m victory.
Driver Terry Chmiel, who trains the three-year-old with wife Glenys, took Memphis Tennessee straight to lead and they held off a strong passing lane bid from Mighty Flying Art and Brent Barclay.