Classy filly Test The World handled another challenge with an impressive Saturday win at Rosehill.
The Bjorn Baker-trained three-year-old is now unbeaten in three runs this preparation and Saturday’s win followed victories at Warwick Farm and Gosford.
She has now been to the races six times and her record is four wins, a second and a third for stakes earnings of $156,200, an impressive return for a filly who was purchased out of the Inglis Sales for $40,000 by Ontrack Thoroughbred’s Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“Stepping up to Saturday grade in Sydney is always a big challenge for a young horse, but Test The World was pretty authoritative and though the margin was narrow, she was clearly superior.
“Rider Corey Brown commented that the filly was gawking around and that’s probably a combination of her still learning her trade and not having raced at Rosehill previously.
“There’s a couple more races on the Sydney calendar this month that are perfect targets and we will just let her work through the grades as the $100,000 stakes are fantastic opportunities for a filly like her,” said Grant Morgan.
Trainer Bjorn Baker was confident that the filly could overcome her outside draw on Saturday and he devised a pre-race plan that worked perfectly.
“She has good tactical speed so I asked Corey Brown to be positive out of the gates and he rode her perfectly. She looked like she might get caught wide for a moment but when the Waterhouse-Bott horse went forward Corey was able to slot into a perfect trail.
“Test The World has always showing us a lot and her current form is the result of the patient policy we have been able to adopt with this filly. Ontrack Thoroughbreds and Grant Morgan are very patient and comfortable with letting us take our time with this filly and we are now reaping the rewards of that policy.
“I’m confident there is a lot more to come with her and reckon she is going to improve a lot into her next campaign and don’t think we will see the best of this filly until this time next year.
“There are a few options for her around Sydney over the next month or so and with such good stakes on offer it makes sense to target these, but I’m pretty confident that she will take the step up to black type company when we ask her,” said Bjorn Baker.
Congratulations to our owners: Forti Rossi, Garry Batchelder, Bruce Burnell, Alan Wetton, David Moretti, Denis and Margaret Frew, Michael Byrne, Peter Davis, Anthony Barbieri, Ray Barker, Pam Bayles, Tony Halloran, Gordon Henry, Ailsa Morrison-Galt, Wayne Muller, Kevin O’Brien, Mark Ostermeyer, Terry West.