Can Auckland Reactor Regain His Form?

Published: January 24, 2011 11:33 am EST

Having returned to the Down Under racing scene after an unsuccessful stint in the United States, Auckland Reactor is being pointed to a race in early February. His trainer, Mark Purdon, has commented on his form as he

heads into the test.

A report on explains that the Mach Three horse will be heading to the Ashburton trials this week before a pari-mutuel return at Ashburton on February 12. Auckland Reactor is being pointed to the $400,000 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup (March 11) and $1 million Christchurch Casino Interdominion Final (April 8).

The article quotes Purdon as saying that, "Everything is positive with the horse" and that, “he's done most of his work on his own and hasn't been asked for anything serious."

Purdon was also cited as saying that ‘The Reactor’ has his old streamlined look to him; that he is healthy and bright, and that there is no indication that there is anything wrong with him.

(With files from

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just got home{hotel}watched auckland reactor trial at ashburton. the 2400 metre race went in 303.8 reactor came from last at the top of the stretch to score a neck win. my friend jim cruickshank, timed reactor's last 800 metres in 53.9. looks like he is back to his old self. regards sam taylor