Tilt at WA Guineas on the cards for O’Loughlin’s youngster Elite Fighter

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Trainer Liam O’Loughlin embraces jockey Danny Miller a victory with Elite Flight. He now has tasted success with Elite Fighter, a foal from the talented mare.
Camera IconTrainer Liam O’Loughlin embraces jockey Danny Miller a victory with Elite Flight. He now has tasted success with Elite Fighter, a foal from the talented mare. Credit: Malcolm Heberle

Albany’s Liam O’Loughlin tasted success as an owner-breeder after youngster Elite Fighter scored an impressive maiden victory at Pinjarra Park last Thursday.

Elite Fighter is out of talented mare Elite Flight, which O’Loughlin had great success with as a trainer.

O’Loughlin is a co-owner of Elite Fighter who was sent to the metropolitan stables of Holly Taylor, who hails from Albany.

Last week the flashy three-year-old broke his maiden status at his fifth career start downing well-tried $1.90 favourite My Fury in impressive fashion, pulling away to win by 2.2 lengths for jockey Patrick Carbery.

O’Loughlin sent Elite Fighter to Taylor’s stable in Forrestdale after identifying his talent early on and connections are looking at a possible tilt at the WA Guineas.

After settling just worse than midfield in running, Elite Fighter peeled into the open when turning for home and let down powerfully in the home straight for a dominant win and the quickest final 600m sectional in the race.

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