Gold Coast trip set in stone for La Pomme De Pin

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The Clockwise Classic was a smorgasbord for punters, but the well-favoured La Pomme de Pin proved far too good for the opposition

La Pomme De Pin stamped its name as a star of the future after recording a crushing win in the Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic at Bendigo.

After flying out of the gates the $5.40 elect at Sportsbet took to the front and was never headed, running the field into the ground under a great ride from Joe Bowditch.

The jockey said the horse is one to watch going forward.

“She’s got a lot of speed to burn,” Bowditch said.

“She just jumped and run, I didn’t hold her up too much today because I knew she’d break a few of their hearts with her speed.”

Despite the strong display, Bowditch believes the filly still has a bit to learn.

“We’ll go back and reassess her,” the jockey said.

“I think we’ll work on getting her to settle a little bit. I think her biggest attribute is her speed so now we’ve used that early so now we’ll change plans and get her to just switch off that little bit.”

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The win was the horse’s first success from two attempts, which also qualified the horse for the Magic Millions race early in the new year.

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell was confident the horse would deliver the goods after a quick getaway from the barriers.

“She’s just a natural,” Kennewell said.

“We always made her intentions clear, she was going to lead and after about 50m she was at Black Caviar odds wasn’t she?

“(We) might have a runner in the Gold Coast Magic Millions now.”

There was plenty to like about the run for the daughter of I Am Invincible, which still has plenty of improvement to make going forward.

Kennewell said the team were certain it had the ability to take the Clockwise Classic out.

“We just wanted to get through the jump out to start with and then get through the race today and we’ll go home and sleep on it.

“We dead-set thought after the jump out we’d have the winner to be honest so it was just a matter of getting her sound and well.”