MOMENTUM HEADS INTO ALL STARS FULL OF RUNNING

Momentum is likely to jump as the favourite in Saturday night’s All Stars Sprint (520m) at TABtouch Park Cannington.

The exciting young chaser comes into the Group 2 feature as the fastest qualifier after he clocked 29.62 during his heat last weekend.

Momentum’s trainer Cosi Dagostino shared these thoughts with James Broadhurst ahead of the race:

BOX FOUR IN THE FINAL

“It’s the old cliché: he’s just got to step.”

“If he can be in the first two or three early he’ll be in good shape.”

“The thing about him is that he can do it both ends: he’s good early and his best 100m is his last 100m.”

“He loves beating dogs. If there’s a dog in front of him he’ll try and grab them and run them down.”

EARLY TALENT

“He was running quick times from the beginning so we knew he was going to be OK.”

“Of course there are other things that come into play and he does most things right: he’s got the ability but he’s also a good kennel dog and he stays relaxed at the racetrack.”

“I’ve got other dogs in the kennel that trial quicker than him but don’t put it all together on the track.”

THE FUTURE

“He keeps improving.”

“We don’t know where he’ll end up but generally dogs don’t peak until around two and half years old and he’s still six months away from that.”

“Hopefully he’ll stay sound and keep getting better.”

OTHER INFORMATION

Momentum has 11 wins and three runner-up placings from 16 starts. He has won over 405m, 490m and 520m with a PB of 29.58 over the 520m.

Momentum’s kennel name is ‘Dudley’ after NBA player Jordan Dudley, a favourite with the ownership group.