Due Sasso graduates from Silver to Gold

Mungrup Stud stallion Due Sasso graduated from silver to gold with a quick-fire treble this week.

Silver Sass claimed the first leg at Northam last Thursday and Gold Sasso kept him on a winning roll at the abbreviated Pinjarra meeting this afternoon.  They flanked Dueton who looked a progressive type at Belmont on Wednesday.

Dueton (2g Due Sasso – Californium by Geiger Counter) was facing the starter for the second time in the Westspeed Nursery Hcp (1000m).  He burst through a gap at the furlong and had enough in reserve under a hands and heels ride by Paul Harvey.

“He ran well first-up after slipping at the start,” trainer Eric Wake said.  “He trimmed up and kept improving.  He can be a bit lazy of a morning but is starting to work out what it’s all about.”

Wake prepares the gelding for owner-breeders Lex and Shirley Piper who are major shareholders in his sire.

Due Sasso (Scenic) can start June where he left off in May when Paratonnerre resumes racing in the Great State Hcp (1000m) at Belmont this Saturday.  The front-running filly won at Ascot in December before going for a spell.