Ontrack Thoroughbreds promising filly Arctic Shock grabbed all important black type form with a massive run for third in the Group Three Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Ridden by in form jockey Ben Melham, Arctic Shock pushed her way out of tight quarters at the top of the straight to charge home and only just miss winning the race, beaten a third of a length.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan was thrilled with the Group Three placing and is looking forward to stretching the filly out in trip.
“We purchased her from New Zealand as a yearling and all along she’s shaped as a nice staying filly.
“She was very impressive winning her maiden over 1600 metres at Pakenham and it was a great effort to step up to a Group Three race at the Valley and very nearly pull it off.
“Being by Shocking out of a Group Three winning mare who was successful at Group Three level up to 1600 metres, you would have to be confident that she’s going to get over a middle distance.
“There’s some nice races left this season for a filly that can get a trip so we will sit down and map out a plan for her.
“We brought her over from New Zealand and she kicked off with Darren Weir and ran some nice races and she’s continued with that form since being transferred to Chris Meagher at Mornington.
“The Moonee Valley run was her fifth in her first campaign and we are always conscious of not over taxing our young horses so we will take it one race at a time, but she’s certainly an exciting prospect,” said Grant Morgan.