Military Zone on target in Guineas triumph

MILITARY ZONE was every inch the emphatic winner of the Listed Gosford Guineas over 1200m on Friday as he sprinted clear of the chasing pack to win by a cosy one and a half lengths, bringing up a seventh Triple Crown Stakes winner for 2018.

Settling in the final third of the field, jokey James McDonald gave his mount a fantastic patient ride, as Military Zone circled his rivals on the bend and made light work of his rivals in the straight to claim the $151,000 race.

The son of Epaulette took his record to an impressive three wins from six starts, and the $140,000 Inglis Premier purchase took his career earnings to beyond $200,000 with the win.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was delighted with the dominant victory.

“That was a huge win today,” said Snowden. “We’ve always known he’s got that sort of ability and it was great to see him go out and show that today.

“He had a bit of work to do at the corner but he had them rounded up in three strides in the straight. It’s the sign of a good horse and very exciting horse at that.”