Trainers Ross and Clint Price are taking a steady as she goes approach with their promising galloper Accelarometer.
The Bunbury based gelding is destined for a career in stakes company on the strength of a last-to-first victory in a Ratings 74 Race (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday. “He let down like a nice horse and made it look easy,” Clint Price said. “But we’re not going to throw away rating points by flying too high, too early.”
Accelarometer (4g McFlirt – Recoverable by Metal Storm) was runner-up to Rohan in the LR Belmont Guineas in June prior to a 20 week spell. He swept aside a provincial field first-up on November 15 before going right on with the job in town.
“He has an extravagant action and is still a bit green but he pulled up okay,” Price added. “We will sit down and look at the calendar before deciding on a plan for the rest of this preparation.”
Accelarometer is a homebred for Mungrup Stud owners Gray and Jan Williamson and has a Sunspeed pedigree going back several generations. His dam Recoverable is by Mungrup’s Champion WA sire Metal Storm and she is a half-sister to Mungrup bred Listed winner Eastern Zone (Warring Nations).
His sire McFlirt is a NZ bred son of Kaapstad and has been a consistent winner-getter for the Williamson family since Geil opened his account at Belmont in April 2005.
McFlirt stands for a $3,300 (inc gst) fee at Mungrup Stud. “We had a few by McFlirt and they’ve all won races,” Price said. “Mostly bread-and-butter horses but Accelarometer shows a lot of ability. We will have a nice horse on our hands next year.”
– Karl Patterson
McFlirt galloper set for a career in stakes company