SA TROTS Plans for Hanging Fire

PLANS remain modest with Hanging Fire despite his impressive form.

Proving too good at Globe Derby last Saturday night, Hanging Fire notched his fourth consecutive win for trainer Mario Borg.

The son of Alta Christiano was also successful during his final outing for astute horseman Greg Scholefield, giving Hanging Fire five wins from his last six starts.

Rapt with the gelding, Borg stated although the lure of better stakes interstate is attractive, Hanging Fire will continue to race locally.

“He has been a super buy for Frank (Pullicino),” Borg said. “He had no luck in his first start for us, which was in the Port Pirie Cup, but hasn’t set a hoof out of place since.

“We’ve got nothing specific in mind for him, just keep him ticking along here and hope he can keep his form up.

“Heading over the border is an option while he is in a zone, but it’s not something which is on the cards at the moment.”

With Gaita Pullicino in the cart, Hanging Fire led throughout from barrier four to score by two-and-a-half metres from Delightful Major.

Dancing Finn was a head away third in 1:59 over 1800 metres.

“I felt he was as close to a good thing as you can get in racing and he ran accordingly,” Borg said. “Gaita shook him up a bit at the top of the home straight, but that’s only because he knocked off.

“Once she got his mind back on the job he was holding them easily and won with something in reserve.”

Story – HRSA Media

Photos – Walter Bulyga