Rising talent Test The World is rapidly becoming the star of Sydney winter racing.
The Ontrack Thoroughbreds managed filly notched win four from four starts this campaign with a brave victory in the $100,000 Benchmark Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday to take her career record to seven starts, five wins and a second and a third.
Test The World had to cope with a heavy track on Saturday and a rise in class, but she proved she simply likes winning by leading all the way and prevailing in a stirring four horse finish.
“She was there to be beaten on Saturday as she landed in front and was a sitting duck. I honestly thought we were in trouble 200 metres out when they descended on her, but she is one tough filly and the others simply couldn’t get passed her,” said successful trainer Bjorn Baker.
“I am convinced she is a better filly chasing than she is when leading, but from the wide draw she had to go forward and when she landed in front rider Jason Collett did the right thing by just letting her roll along rather than try and restrain her against her will. Her best wins have been when she is chasing and she is still looking for further than 1200 metres
“It was a super win and she pulled up in great order, so we will look to giving her another run in this preparation. That could be this coming Saturday when there’s a Benchmark 85 for fillies and mares over 1400 metres at Randwick or the following weekend there’s a 1500 metre race at Rosehill.
“We will keep a close eye on her during the week and see how she progresses but she has definitely proved the find of Sydney racing this prep,” said Bjorn Baker.
Ontrack Managing Director Grant Morgan paid $40,000 for Test The World at an Inglis Sale and she has now banked $230,200 for her group of owners, including $60,000 from the BOBS bonus scheme.
“She simply responds to any challenge put in front of her and it’s interesting to note that in four runs this time in she has had a different jockey each time. That was simply because of circumstances, but it has made no difference as she just goes out and gets the job done each time.
“We have always had a good opinion of her and it’s exciting to thing how much further she can progress because she’s still green and relatively inexperienced. With a nice break she can come back in the spring and be prepared for some races with black type attached.
“Bjorn has always said she is at least one preparation away from her peak, so the future looks exciting. For Ontrack there’s plenty to look forward to over the spring because we also have multiple Group winning filly Savanna Amour getting ready for a spring campaign,” said Grant Morgan.