WHILE his younger sibling laid claim to being Australia’s best pacer, Swayzee issued a timely reminder he isn’t too far behind.
Making a strong field of three and four-year-olds look second rate to capture The Rising Sun at Albion Park last night, Leap To Fame was quickly touted as the top performer in the nation.
An Australian Pacing Gold purchase, Leap To Fame took his record to 21 wins and five placings from 27 starts for earnings of $785,182.
Trained and driven by Grant Dixon, the four-year-old is by Bettors Delight from broodmare gem Lettucereason, which is also the dam of Swayzee.
A year older than his half-brother, Swayzee is by Rock N Roll Heaven and was also sold via APG.
The latest to become a revelation under the genius guidance of Jason Grimson, Swayzee secured the Mr Feelgood Pace earlier in the evening.
Unplaced during his eight starts before joining Grimson’s stable, Swayzee is undefeated from five outings for the dual Inter Dominion winning trainer.
Driven by Cam Hart, Swayzee travelled two-back in the running line before completing a metre-and-a-half win from Petes Said So.
Manila Playboy was two-and-a-half metres away third in 1:52.9 over 2138 metres.
“He got a good run through from the second row and was always travelling nicely in the running line,” Hart said.
“He did it all on his own out three-wide from the bell and still hit the line strongly
“He’s such a strong horse that does it so easily and I’ve got no doubt he will be even better over the longer trip such as The Blacks A Fake which is 2680 metres.”