Up and comer Test The World is yet another nice horse picked out by Ontrack Thoroughbreds boss Grant Morgan.
When Test The World latest win at Warwick Farm took her record to five starts for three wins and two minor placings for earnings of $82,200.
Grant Morgan picked out Test The World at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, paying $40,000 for the daughter of Testa Rossa and Worldly. It was the same sale where he paid $70,000 for champion sprinting colt Brazen Beau two years previously.
“This filly ticked quite a few boxes when I inspected her at the sale. Most importantly she was a good type and a great walking filly and that’s the first thing I look for when inspecting young horses.
“She was the first foal of a young mare and though she was unraced, the family is strong with the second dam Glory Girl placed at Group 1 level a Group 2 winner.
“The other big plus was that she was by a proven stallion in Testa Rossa. We either look for proven stallions or first season sires, so this filly had a lot going for her.
“I decided to give her to Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm because she was a BOBS filly and Bjorn had enjoyed great success with Testa Rossa progeny such as Unencumbered (Magic Millions) and Twilight Royale (VRC Sires Produce).
“Bjorn has done a great job with the filly and his patient handling of her is now bearing fruit. She did not make her debut until December of her three-year-old year and that patient policy is the way Ontrack likes to operate,” said Grant Morgan.
“Pushing young horses out of their comfort zone is a recipe for disaster, so Ontrack is all about being patient and waiting for horses to reach their full potential in a measured manner.”
Bjorn Baker has always had a nice opinion of Test The World and believes her latest win will be a nice stepping stone to a Saturday race in Sydney.
“We had her entered at Scone in the Denise’s Joy Stakes and the Scone Guineas, but unfortunately she was balloted out in both races. Her work leading up to the Scone carnival was excellent and she raced right up to that at Warwick Farm.
“She is a very progressive filly and is learning plenty each time she goes to the races. Rider Ben Melham reported she just wanted to run out a little bit once she got to the front but that’s just a matter of inexperience and she’s got plenty of upside.
“She came home after her latest win and ate up so there’s plenty of confidence that she can now go to a Saturday race in Sydney and be competitive.
“We gave some thought to the Brisbane winter carnival, but the tracks up there are a major challenge and there are not a lot of races for a three-year-old filly so she can stay closer to home and race for some good money,” 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.