Zipaway proves too strong in Group 2 WA Guineas

Neville and Steven Parnham have combined with Zipaway (+550) to take out the Group 2 WA Guineas at Ascot on Saturday afternoon, conquering the same feat as his sire Playing God, who won the same race in 2010 for the same combination.

After running fourth in the Listed Fairetha Stakes last start, Neville Parnham said that his gelding was going to be might hard to beat in the WA Guineas next start and he has been proven right, thanks to a great steer by his son, Steven.

Zipaway jumped well from the barrier and settled a lot closer to the speed than his previous starts; however, it didn’t matter, as Parnham went for his mount at the top of the home straight and kicked clear to put up a two-length lead on the rest of the field.

Although the odds-on favourite Super Smink (-117.65) and A Lot Of Good Men (+2000) flashed home from the back of the field, there wasn’t a worry if you were on the leader, as he held the challengers at bay in the final 100m to record an impressive victory.

2023 WA Guineas Replay – Zipaway | T: Neville Parnham | J: Steven Parnham

After the win, Neville Parnham took his record to five winners in the WA Guineas.

Zipaway joins Royal Retrieve (2001), Playing God (2010), Rommel (2014) and War Saint (2019) as runners from the Parnham stable that have won the Guineas.

Steven Parnham had won the Guineas on Playing God and Rommel for his father and they combined once again for their third victory together in the feature three-year-old contest at Ascot.

Zipaway is now a $13 chance in the Group 1 Northerly Stakes futures markets with online bookmakers.

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