Another stakes winner for Muscle Mass
The well related Muscle Mass gelding Arnold impressed in his first stakes race start, taking out the Group 2 Queensland Trotters Sprint (1660m) in dominant fashion at Albion Park on Saturday night.
Starting a short-priced favourite, Arnold led throughout, and despite being taken on by Majestic Simon through the middle stages, still had enough in reserve to kick clear of the field before the home straight on route to a 7.1m win over multiple Group race winner and Harness Jewels runner-up Monaro Mia in a mile rate of 1:55.8.
It was the 10th career win for Arnold and boosted his stakes earnings to $76,762.
Bred by Trevor Casey and Gary Allen, Arnold is out of the broodmare gem, Niamey, the dam of three individual Group 1 winners (Pocaro, Daenerys Targaryen and Sun Of Anarchy) as well a further Group 1 place-getter and Group race winner in Springbank Sam.