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Red Giant 5Major Tom Looking for Four in Taumarunui Gold Cup

Red Giant gelding will be looking to make if four wins in a row when he heads to Rotorua tomorrow for the $65,000 Woods Contracting Taumarunui Gold Cup over 2200m. Major Tom has gone from strength to strength in recent weeks with three wins on his home track at Ruakaka including the Whangarei Gold Cup over 2100m.

The heavy track at Rotorua on Saturday could be a stumbling block for Major Tom after racing on much better surfaces at Ruakaka in his last three starts, but the horse has had three starts on heavy tracks previously for 2 wins and a second – his most recent when winning at Pukekohe in February over 1600m.

Major Tom has yet to race at Rotorua but his free rolling style and the fact he drops a half a kilogram from his last start see him as one of the hardest to beat in the winter feature.

Pictured: Major Tom’s sire Red Giant - photo courtesy of Lesley Warwick.

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