Pfieffer’s One Direction goes one way … flat out

Brilliant Meteor took out the Class Two (2000m) at Kembla. Picture: GREG TOTMANHORSE RACING

Trainer David Pfieffer wasn’t willing to rule out One Direction emulating the exploits of stablemate Cradle Me after the five-year-old broke the multiple city winner’s class record at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

In the run of the day, the son of Bite The Bullet trounced his rivals by 3½ lengths over 1000m, to take his impressive record to four wins and a second from six starts.

Pfieffer will guide the rising sprinter through the grades with a run in an 1100m event at Canterbury on October 1 and says it would be pleasing to see the gelding match the feats of his stablemate.

Cradle Me scored a hat-trick of wins and never finished out of the placings in five runs in town last preparation.

“I hope he can [match Cradle Me]. He is definitely doing himself proud,” Pfieffer said. “If he keeps performing how he is and keeps improving … you can’t put anything past horses who are going through their classes easily. But you just have to take it one step at a time.”

Saturday’s win at Kembla Grange was One Direction’s third in a row after back-to-back front-running victories at Gosford and Hawkesbury.

Pfieffer was impressed with the manner of the romp. “For these horses that jump and run, they are always at their best on tight-turning tracks … but to see him do it on a big track with a big, long straight which gives a lot of horses a chance, [was good],” he said. “He still managed to run them into the ground and take most horses out of their comfort zone. And he ran a solid time to back it up.”

Two races later the Pfieffer-trained Brilliant Meteor made it three wins from four starts, in a Class 2 handicap (2000m).

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