2011 Ipswich Gold Cup winner Cold Fusion

A much deserved Group victory fell the way of Cold Fusion when he won the Group 3 2011 Ipswich Gold Cup(520m) last night.It was his first Group victory in six attempts.The son of Bit Chili-Arena Lee scored a Group first after six attempts in black type company.

Cold Fusion has been placed in the Group 1 National Sprint, Group 1 Winter Cup, Group 3 Darwin Cup, won the state final of the National Sprint and been a finalist in the Mega Maiden and Vic Peters at Wentworth Park.

His class is undoubted but his slow getaways have sometimes played against his chances, but not so last night.

He jumped well form box four and was third going out of the straight the first time.

“I sat down and studied the draw, I felt he was right in it.” trainer Neil Falls said.

“He began better than I thought he would.

“He was lucky he dodged the two dog (Alota The Best) at the first turn and got into a clear second.”

Anytime Cold Fusion is that close, it is shut the gate as his excellent track sense and powerful finish sees him through.

And that was the case in the 2011 Ipswich Gold Cup.

Sobbing Destiny led from box one and Here’s To You showed surprisingly good speed to be second.

Matilda’s Charm was checked early by Duffy while Alota The Best who settled equal third.

Magic Control was caught wide at the first turn and pushed Matilda’s Charm even wider, putting her out of the race.

Sobbing Destiny sailed along but down the back straight, Cold Fusion railed her approaching the home turn and hit the front.

From that position only one dog could possible make an impression on the leader, the fast finishing He Knows Uno.

He came from seventh and cut the margin to a length with Sobbing Destiny four and a quarter lengths away in third .

Cold Fusion won his heat in the quickest 30.25 and the final in 30.34 starting $2.50 favourite.

The winner is raced in partnership by Falls and long-time kennel client Rod Mitchell.

It was his 17th victory in 32 starts.

“It’s fantastic,” Falls said.

“I just don’t want it to stop.”

Cold Fusion will now be aimed at the Group 1 Brisbane Cup at Albion Park and could also go to Victoria for the Group 1 Silver Chief at The Meadows.

“The dog needs a break,”  Falls said.

“The Silver Chief is tempting but taking those Victorians on around their home track is going to be tough. I want him to spell during January.”

Falls has previously won the Group 2 Lismore Gold Cup for the Rod and Narelle Mitchell with Genista Gemini, and the Darwin Cup for the same owners with Just The Power.

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