Always On Show shapes well for spring
Ontrack’s promising filly Always On Show is gearing up for a spring return.
The attractive daughter of Showcasing showed plenty of promise during a short racing campaign during the winter and three runs showed she has plenty of talent.
In her first preparation with Kris Lees at Newcastle, Always On Show was beaten narrowly when racing as a two-year-old against older horses and then ran fourth in the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial before finishing a luckless eighth in the Bill Carter Stakes beaten less than two and a half lengths.
“It’s fair to say that Always On Show showed enormous talent in what was her first racing preparation,” said Ontrack’s Grant Morgan.
“She went from pre-training at Fenwick Farm in Queensland to Kris’s Newcastle stable and after trialling nicely she was able to get to the races and perform with distinction in that first preparation.
“Very few young horses can go through their first preparation and get to the races so it’s fair to say she over-achieved in that campaign.
“The beauty of having her race in Queensland over the winter carnival was that we could turn her out in the warm conditions and she has really grown and strengthened.
“She is currently in the early stages of pre-training with Greg Bennett at Fenwick Farm and then is likely to head to the Newcastle stable once again for a fresh campaign.
“Being able to compete in black type races in that first campaign suggests she could prove a very nice filly in the spring.”
The Kris Lees stable has notched up another fantastically successful season with the stable recording a total of 215.5 wins on tracks around Australia.
That puts the Lees stable fourth out of all trainers in the country and he’s likely to build on last season now that his dual state operation with stables at Newcastle and the Gold Coast is now operating at peak efficiency.