Reykjavik makes slashing return in Mungrup


Author: Cameron Newbold - Albany Advertiser



Reykjavik has made a brilliant return to racing, powering to a commanding win in today’s $100,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) at Mt Barker Turf Club.


The classy four-year-old was spelled after winning the listed Hannans Handicap back in October and produced a sizzling first-up performance for the Lindsey Smith stable to claim the 2019 edition of the race.


One of six horses in the field with 54kg, Reykjavik ($2.90 chance) settled in the back half for jockey Daniel Staeck before he was put into the race at the 600m mark and sustained a wide run to launch down the outside and win comfortably by two lengths.


It was a fifth career win for Reykjavik who has collected more than $300,000 in stake money in only 26 starts and Staeck had big wraps on the performance.


“I think he is a horse on the way up,” Staeck said.


“He’s certainly not at his best yet.


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