Beautifully bred New Zealand filly Cruising Speed relished a return to Eagle Farm with a strong win at just her fourth start.
The three year-old filly is prepared by John & Chris Meagher and todays win makes it 2 wins from just 4 starts.
An unfortunate kick by another horse at the track earlier in the preparation prevented a tilt at black type three year-old races during the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival.
“We had some black type three year-old races mapped out for this filly but she got a kick from another horse one morning which knocked that plan out of the water,” said Grant Morgan of Ontrack Thoroughbreds.
“The target for this filly will be some black type. She has a strong pedigree and with further maturity we think she is certainly capable of developing into a nice racemare up to 1600m or perhaps beyond.”
“She has done her future broodmare value no harm already winning two Metropolitan races. Her immediate pedigree has grown since we purchased her and now includes Group 1 winner Stratum Star.”
Cruising Speed was selected and purchased by Grant Morgan of Ontrack Thoroughbreds from New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka. Purchased for $80,000 from the draft of Waikato Stud, Cruising Speed is a beautifully related filly with her third dam being champion racemare Emancipation.
“Savabeel has long been high on our list of sires. He is a prolific producer of Metropolitan and stakes winners. In particular I like his fillies. He has a massive future as a broodmare sire and I think his good fillies off the track are going to be highly sort after,” said Grant Morgan from Ontrack Thoroughbreds.
Cruising Speed was the third leg of a winning treble at Eagle Farm for John and Chris Meagher and jockey James Orman. Kit De Luca and the Ontrack managed Mimi Amara were earlier winners for the in form combination.
Congratulations to Cruising Speed’s owners Stephen Hurford, Lynne Smith, Ken Gordon, Rose Rovelli, Karl Vanderberg, The Let It Ride Syndicate, Jenny Pixley, Marilyn Searles, Bernie Warnick, Woongarra, Judy Bandidt, Dom Bassi, Professor Jim Dale, Brett Grogan, Gordon Henry and Haimes Racing.