Boom sprinter Howmuchdoyouloveme has created plenty of hype ahead of the Group 2 2012 Yellowglen Stakes (1200m) after a scintillating jump-out performance at Flemington today.
The Con Karakatsanis-trained four-year-old flew down the Flemington straight for the first time, clocking an impressive 45.35 seconds over 800 metres.
A son of Written Tycoon, Howmuchdoyouloveme is chasing a fifth straight win after backing up his outstanding winter campaign to score a two-length win in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m).
The gelding faces another rise in class this weekend in the race otherwise known as the 2012 Salinger Stakes, with a strong list of nominations yesterday named for the $300,000 sprint.
Bought for just $5,000, the Rosehill-based sprinter has won five of six starts and already collected more than $300,000 in prizemoney.
He faces up against some quality sprinters this weekend including consistent Peter Moody-trained sprinter Golden Archer and the lightly-raced Pampelonne.
Golden Archer has been impressive since returning from injury this spring, winning two of five starts and finishing second in both the Aurie’s Star Handicap and the Schillaci Stakes.
Pampelonne, a winner of five of nine starts, won the Group 2 Shorts in Sydney in his spring opener before running a solid fourth in the Schillaci Stakes.
Another classy sprinter heading to the Yellowglen Stakes this Saturday is Sydney sprinter Tiger Tees who has a winning strike rate of 64 per cent with nine victories from 14 starts.
The Joe Pride-trained gelding burst out of the blocks to win the Concorde Stakes by three lengths first-up but will have to bounce back from a disappointing fourth in the Moir Stakes late last month.
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