2013 Darwin Cup Ambitions for Extra Zero

May 17, 2013

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2013 Darwin Cup Ambitions for Extra Zero

A ownership change will see Melbourne Group 2 winner Extra Zero head north this August to be aimed at the 2013 Darwin Cup.

Extra Zero is being aimed at the Darwin Cup. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Trained by David Hayes, the six-year-old has been purchased by a syndicate who are keen to have a crack in the top end.

Extra Zero will be having his first run since November this weekend when he contests the $80,000 Winter Championship Heat 2 at Flemington.

Hayes concedes Saturday’s 1400m race is a touch short for his charge but thinks he can return to the winner’s circle as he steps up in distance.

“Tomorrow will be too short for him (1400m) but as he gets up in distance he’ll become more competitive,” Hayes told Racing Network.

“He’s had a nice break and has come back well, but he’s off to Darwin soon.”

Despite having just four wins from 43 starts, the inconsistent son of Danzero has shown glimpses of class throughout his career.

As a three-year-old he won the Group 2 Autumn Classic and took out last year’s Listed Albury Gold Cup.

His best result in recent times was last October when he finished third to Lightinthenite in the Group 3 David Jones Cup.

Extra Zero isn’t the only Darwin Cup hopeful in the field this Saturday, with topweight Hawks Bay a legend in the top end.

The Neil Dyer-trained gelding is being prepared for a possibile fifth trip to Darwin’s biggest race.

Last year Hawks Bay overcame an incredible 64.5kg in the Darwin Cup to storm down the outside and cement his spot in the race’s history.

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