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Harness Racing: Like A Wildfire wins Terang Pacing Cup

Reinsman Leigh Sutton says Like A Wildfire has what it takes to be a Grand Circuit horse after he took out the Terang Co-Op Pacing Cup on Saturday night.

The seven-year-old, who is trained by Emma Stewart, picked up his 17th win from 46 starts to claim the $50,000 Group 2 feature race and bigger and better things look to be on the cards.

Superstar performer

Speaking after the race Sutton labelled Like A Wildfire a "superstar" and is convinced he would not be out of place on the Grand Circuit.

He may not have to wait long either with Like A Wildfire expected to have a crack at the forthcoming Miracle Mile.

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"It’s hard to say you are as good as King (Of Swing) and them, but look he’s fast and he’s just gone super. Good milers are great stayers as well. If they went hard they’d know they were in a race with him," Sutton said.

High praise

Sutton sprinted for home to beat Phoenix Prince by a neck, with Highway To Heaven finishing a close third and the reinsman was blown away by his charge.

"(Like A Wildfire's) just awesome, it’s hard to explain, because he can just stay as well. When they turned it on at the 1200, I was just cheering them on saying let’s go, because I’ve got the fence here," Sutton added.

"(He’s) so fast, I didn’t get out till 100 metres and I still beat them. He’s just a star, he’s awesome to drive, he’s an old gentleman."

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