Distance targets now for New Zealand bred filly
New Zealand bred filly Always On Show took care of her maiden status when stretched out to 1600m.
The Kris Lees prepared three year-old won dominantly in Maiden grade at Taree with regular stable rider Andrew Gibbons.
Always On Show will now be spelled with the Autumn and Winter Carnivals in mind, according to Ontrack Thoroughbreds Principal Grant Morgan.
Tested in top 2yo company during the Queensland winter earlier this year, Always On Show was fourth in the Gr 3 Ken Russell Classic at the Gold Coast behind Wisdom of Water, before a luckless 2.4 len Listed defeat behind subsequent Group 1 winning filly September Run.
“I purchased her as a potential Oaks filly. I think we are on target to step her out in distance next time in when the tracks are a bit softer and she has had the opportunity to grow and furnish a bit more,” said Grant Morgan.
“I think she will appreciate the sting out. Her full sister in New Zealand is Gr 2 placed doesn’t like firm tracks.
“Hopefully she can really be hitting her straps come the Queensland winter Carnival next year.
Always On Show was bred in New Zealand by the Chitty family at their Haunui Farm, which was also the former southern hemisphere home to her sire Showcasing (GB).
Bred to stay being out of the Monsun mare Forever and Ever, Always On Show is a. full sister to Gr 2 runner up (Our) Intrigue who is a winner up to 2200m for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike.
Her second dam Time Ahead was Group 1 runner up as a three year-old in the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) (2100m) at Chantilly.
Always On Show was purchased at the 2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale by Ontrack boss Grant Morgan.
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