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VAPORIZING PRODUCES EYE CATCHING RUN AT DOOMBEN

After a luckless run at Doomben on Wednesday, VAPORIZING is likely to step up in distance next time out with trainer Tony Gollan keen to capitalise on his good form.


After his first-up win at the Gold Coast last month, when he flew home from eighth at the 400m mark, VAPORIZING struck interference at the start of Wednesday’s Benchmark 65 Handicap (1110m) but still charged home from the back of the pack to finish less than half-a-length behind the winner.


A clearer passage would surely have seen him land a third career win, with Gollan and jockey Ryan Maloney both of the view that 1200m or perhaps even further would now benefit our boy.


“He jumped okay from the gates but then he got shuffled back a length further than I wanted,” said Maloney post-race.


“I got caught up in a bit of traffic and there was a good gap on the inside, but as I went for it I had to change course and it wasn’t until the last 200 metres that we finally got some clear air.


“The horse wants 1200m now and I wouldn’t be surprised if he got out to 1400m this prep. He needs to find his feet and get into a rhythm, so that little bit of extra distance should help with that.”


VAPORIZING has hit his straps since heading south to Queensland, with two wins and two minor placings from seven starts.


WATCH VAPORIZING CHARGE HOME FROM BACK IN THE FIELD