Divisive Stuns In Miracle Mile
Champion Australian pacer Divisive shrugged off an illness-interrupted preparation and fitness concerns to score an emphatic win in Friday’s $500,000 Sew Eurodrive Miracle Mile, run for the last time at Harold Park...
Champion Australian pacer Divisive shrugged off an illness-interrupted preparation and fitness concerns to score an emphatic win in Friday’s $500,000 Sew Eurodrive Miracle Mile, run for the last time at Harold Park.
Trained and driven by Peter Rixon, the 6yo son of Live Or Die hung back when the gates were released before spearing up to take the trail in behind race leader Special Albert. The pair then bided their time through a couple of sedate quarters before the tempo quickened and they had to push out to avoid the tiring leader. Once in the clear Divisive stormed home down the centre of the track to grab a gallant Melpark Major on the line and win by a half neck.
The victory was the Cindy Rixon owned gelding’s 25th from 41 starts and took his earnings past the magical $1 million mark.
Bred by Michael McGeechan of New South Wales, Divisive is bred on the same cross as Live Or Die’s other millionaire son, the dual NZ Cup winner Just An Excuse, being out of the six time winning Smooth Fella mare Smooth Jes.
Divisive has an excellent chance of making it two Group 1 races in a row this weekend after drawing handily at four for this Saturday’s $125,000 Treuer Memorial at Bankstown.
Miracle Mile night was a great showcase for Live Or Die as a sire with the 4yo Championship Final also being taken out by a son of Live Or Die in the former Kiwi Saucy Legend. The short priced race favourite simply dealt to the field, cruising to a 10m victory and maintaining his unbeaten record for the season.