Toowoomba trainer Shane Iverson may have unearthed a Brisbane winter carnival contender following Going Going Gone’s last-start victory at Eagle Farm.
Going Going Gone (2f The Hammer – Depart by Dehere) is a homebred for Bahram Stud’s Greg Wagner and she maintained an unbeaten record after three starts with a decisive three-quarter length victory in the Powerade Handicap (1200m) on Saturday.
“I’ve been training on and off for about 20 years,” Iverson said. “I’ve got 18 in work but Going Going Gone has to be one of the better ones I’ve trained and she’s definitely one of the most promising.”
Going Going Gone had won her two previous starts at Ipswich and Iverson thought she had a great chance in town. “Her first two wins were very dominant and by big margins and she ran time in both wins,” he revealed. “They don’t do that unless they have some sort of ability.”
Iverson is undecided on Going Going Gone’s future past the filly’s next start. “I’ll probably aim her for a QTIS race at the Gold Coast in a couple of weeks that’s worth $54,000 to the winner,” he said. “After that she will go out for a break and come back for the winter.”
Her sire The Hammer (Snippets) won 6 sprints along the eastern seaboard and Saturday’s winner is the second from his second crop following stablemate Pound on Tubby. He won at the Sunshine Coast a fortnight ago for the same connections.
Her dam Depart has a 100% record at stud with previous winners Grabthemoney’n’run (Break the Vault) and A Tad Apart (Tristad Ruler). The mare has a filly of the ground by Raheen Stud sire Captain Sonador who Wagner raced to a G1 victory in the 2010 Epsom Hcp at Randwick.