Cups Mission for Sangue Reale

Smart four-year-old Sangue Reale is developing nicely into a realistic contender for the rich Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups at the summer carnival.

Starting a hot favourite at $1.50 Sangue Reale gave his rivals little chance by setting the pace for Chris Voak and sprinting over the final quarters in 28.5sec. and 27.8sec. and winning by 2m from Destined To Rule ($23) in the 2130m Retravision Lowest Price Guarantee Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“He’s pretty lazy in front, but he got the job done,” said trainer Michael Brennan. “Leading is really not his go, but when you draw a good barrier (No. 2) you’ve got to take advantage of it. He waited for them (the opposition) before running away late. That’s just him. Hopefully, he’ll be able to run in both the big Cups.

“Once he gets up in grade, you’ll see that he will be a bit sharper. Following the speed is his go. Once he’s up in grade you’ll see the real Sangue Reale.”

Sangue Reale now has raced 35 times for eight wins, 15 placings and $169,599 in stakes.