Paniagua will join another Queensland-based thoroughbred, Bollente, as Australia’s winningmost galloper this year if the popular gelding wins The Gateway at Eagle Farm.

While 2020 has been an annus horribilis for the majority of Earth’s inhabitants, it has been an annus mirabilis for Paniagua and his lucky connections. Paniagua’s 11 starts this year have resulted in eight victories, ranking him level with Ancestry and Money Matters and one win behind Bollente. And whereas Bollente has burnt level-stakes punters with his negative return of investment in 2020, Paniagua’s followers have more than trebled their money.

Legendary sexagenarian jockey Robert Thompson is unbeaten aboard Paniagua, and the Glenn Baker-trained cult figure in The Gateway is his only ride at Eagle Farm.

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