Sacred Elixir pleases in jumpout

Sacred Elixir, who is on target for a return to racing in Australia.

Sacred Elixir, who is on target for a return to racing in Australia.

Sacred Elixir, last season’s NZ Champion Two-Year-Old, has passed his latest test in Australia with flying colours.

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was delighted with the three-year-old’s effort in the hands of Damien Oliver in an 800-metre jumpout at Flemington yesterday.

“I wasn’t there, but I just watched the replay and I’ve obviously spoken to Damien and I’m pretty happy,” said Pike.

Last season’s Gr. 1 J. J. Atkins winner finished fifth, about three lengths off the winner in his heat.

“He had a good blow after it and he will have another jump-out in a fortnight’s time and then kick off in the Guineas Prelude,” said Pike.

–NZ Racing Desk