Ontrack Thoroughbreds policy of moving horses inter-state again paid dividends when Aqua Delago scored his second career win at Gatton.
Aqua Delago was transferred from Chris Waller’s Sydney stable halfway through last year after two unplaced runs and joined Ben Currie’s Toowoomba yard.
He’s now had six starts for Currie for two wins, three placings and hasn’t finished further back than fifth.
“At Ontrack we like all our trainers to let us know if they feel one of our horses will struggle to be competitive in the state where they are being trained,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“It’s all about being able to identify a horse’s potential and moving it to where the horse can realise that potential.
“Around the time Aqua Delago heading to Queensland we also moved Impregnable, Dream Master and Knockoura from Victoria and New South Wales and so far, the four horses have won a total of 11 races after heading north as maidens.
“Impregnable and Dream Master have been city winners, so horses can race to a good level if they are placed correctly.
“Ben Currie does a great job at Toowoomba and we identified him a few years back and a trainer going places and last season he trained the most winners in Queensland.
“We bought a magnificent colt by Dissident at the Magic Millions Sale for Ben to train and we will continue to support his stable,” said Grant Morgan.
A good-looking son of former champion South African sprinter Delago Deluxe, Aqua Delago was ridden by Nozi Toimizawa at Gatton and the horse was put on the speed after being slightly tardy at the jump.
“It was a good, game win because he didn’t jump cleanly and had to work a little bit to get up outside the speed.
“He was nearly a month between races, so he was always going to be a little bit vulnerable late in the race, but he had a bit of a class edge over his opponents. He’s a nice horse and I’m pretty confident there will be more wins in store for him,” said Ben Currie.
Congratulations to our owners: Ontrack Aqualuna Syndicate, Mark Snowden, Barbara Gilbert, Denis and Margaret Frew, Garry and Jenny Webster, Friendship Racing Syndicate, Dr David Worthley, Fine Dining Syndicate, Denis and Glenys Knobel, Gordon Henry, Boyd Bignell and Judy Gardner.