Buzz French-bred trotter Callmethebreeze is set to add some European flavour to the inaugural TAB Trot at Cambridge Raceway on April 12.
Trainer Anton Golino confirmed leviathan owner-breeder Pat Driscoll would use his Haras Des Trotteurs slot in the TAB Trot with Callmethebreeze.
It came just hours after the six-year-old upstaged Aussie champion Just Believe in an epic Great Southern Star final at Melton on Saturday night.
It’s been hailed as one of the best trotting races in Australia for many years.
“Pat’s got the slot in the Cambridge race, so that’s the main focus now,” Golino said.
The pathway is likely to include the A$100,000 Gr.1 Hammerhead Trot at Menangle on Miracle Mile night (March 9).
Given Callmethebreeze trotted a race record 1min53sec for 1720m in the Great Southern Star final, the Australasian record could be tested in the Hammerhead over a mile on the big and fast Menangle track.
Former star mare Maori Time holds the record at 1min51.5sec.
The TAB Trot is shaping as the best trotting race this part of the world has seen for decades.
Callmethebreeze will be joined by Just Believe and Queen Elida from Australia, along with NZ’s best. - Adam Hamilton