27 June 2013 - They say the good horses reach their peak at the same time every year. On Wednesday night at Bendigo Sun of Sonoko well and truly gave a lot of weight to this theory winning the 3yo C & G trotting heat of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series brilliantly.
The winner of the Redwood Classic, around this time last year the Ross Graham trained and reined Sun Of Sonoko was back to his brilliant best coming with a rush in the home straight to beat Invasive (Lance Justice) by almost 14 metres with the South Australian trained Solar Spirit (Greg Sugars) taking third place. Bred and raced by local horsemen Ross and Leigh Graham Sun Of Sonoko bounced back after failing at three starts in NSW and at his last two Victorian starts to make his opponents look second rate. The Sundon gelding rated a career best 2:01.4 for the final mile of the 2150 metres. This time last year Sun Of Sonoko was a star juvenile winning the Tatlow and Redwood Classic. The trotters victories since the impressive juvenile season have been well spaced.