23 August 2017 | APG Media
OUR LITTLE GENERAL
CLASSY youngster Our Little General is in a solid position to join an elite 'troop' at Tabcorp Park Melton on Sunday.
Engaged in one of eight Group One Australasian Breeders’ Crown Finals, the Australian Pacing Gold graduate has drawn to lead throughout from barrier three.
Should he emerge triumphant, Our Little General will become just the third colt/gelding three-year-old to successfully defend the title he captured the season before.
Bit Of A Legend was the first to achieve the feat, having scored in 2012 and ’13, followed by Our Waikiki Beach.
Also an Australian Pacing Gold graduate, Waikiki Beach was successful in 2015 and ’16.
Two fillies have completed the double, with Sassy Sarah leading the way in 2001 and ’02, followed by Lady Waratah in 2005 and ’06.
Like Our Little General and Waikiki Beach, Lady Waratah is a member of the APG family.
Blessed with gate speed, Our Little General worked to the lead from barrier seven last season before accounting for Astride and Wrappers Delight.
Winner of his semi-final at Bendigo last weekend, the son of Mach Three is in top shape for his title defence according to trainer Emma Stewart.
“I’m very happy with where he is at going into the Final,” Stewart said. “He had a good run in the semi and has come throughout it fine.”
Our Little General will be joined in the rich decider by APG stock Jilliby Kung Fu, Solid As A Rock, Stars Align and Wrappers Delight.