Tokamak has repaid the faith of his Sydney based owner-breeder Dr Bernie Hudson with a winning hat-trick in Brisbane.
The born-again sprinter-miler is by Marscay sire Diogenes who hails from the famed Eight Carat family. He was a Canterbury winner for Hudson before retiring to Allandale Stud which is situated in high-country south of Bathurst.
Tokamak (5g Diogenes – Table Dance by Umatilla) won the Tattersall’s Members’ Cup at Eagle Farm on Wednesday prompting trainer Barry Lockwood to consider a winter carnival campaign for the gelding. “He won his first four starts but then struggled to find his feet in the higher grades,” Lockwood said. “With maturity, the penny has finally dropped.”
Tokamak stormed home to defeat I’llbetricked (Hidden Dragon) and Rock Home Late (Rock of Gibraltar) by two lengths at his home track. “He might not be up to the races like the Stradbroke,” Lockwood added. “But we can pick off some of the easier features.”
Hudson is an infectious diseases specialist working out of Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals. His extended family is well-known on the northern beaches – family patriarch Reub Hudson was president of the Manly Warringah Rugby League Club.
Tokamak’s dam Table Dance is a three-quarter sister to G1 Adelaide Cup winner Bohemiath (Umatilla). The mare has a yearling filly by Irish bred Danehill sire Annenkov who stands at Allandale by arrangement with OTI Racing’s Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson.