Sacred Elixir pleases Pike

Sacred Elixir, who pleased in his exhibition gallop between races at Ellerslie today. (Photo: Darryl Sherer).

Sacred Elixir, who pleased in his exhibition gallop between races at Ellerslie today. (Photo: Darryl Sherer).

Group One winner Sacred Elixir delighted trained Tony Pike with his exhibition gallop at Ellerslie today.

“That was fantastic, he quickened up really well and was very professional,” said trainer Tony Pike. “He was focused and worked extremely well.”

Last season’s Gr.1 J. J. Atkins winner, who hasn’t raced since he finished runner-up in the Gr.1 VRC Derby, ran the closing 600 metres of his work in 34.2.

Sacred Elixir will open his Gr.1 Vodafone NZ Derby campaign in the Listed NZB Insurance Karaka 3YO Mile at Ellerslie on January 29.

– NZ Racing Desk.