Reformed outlaw Tokamak landed his second black-type victory in the LR Strawberry Road Hcp (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Tokamak (5g Diogenes – Table Dance by Umatilla) is a track specialist having won 4 of his 6 starts at Eagle Farm including the LR Tatts Members Cup in March. “For a horse that used to be a lunatic, he’s really turned it around,’’ trainer Barry Lockwood said. “I got sick of trying to cure his bad habits and reckon he must have got sick of fighting me.’’
Lockwood now has the option of backing him up in the Tattersall’s Mile (1600m) or the Rockhampton Cup (1600m) in a fortnight. “He was balloted out of a couple of Group 3 races during the carnival,” Lockwood added. “But this is a really nice race to win.”
Tokamak is a homebred for Sydney based owner-breeder Bernie Hudson and has now earned over $280,000. His sire Diogenes (Marscay) hails from the famed Eight Carat family and was a Canterbury winner for Hudson before retiring to Allandale Stud which is situated in high-country south of Bathurst.
Tokamak’s dam Table Dance is a three-quarter sister to G1 Adelaide Cup winner Bohemiath (Umatilla). The mare has a yearling filly former Allandale resident Annenkov (Danehill).
– Karl Patterson