Eye Will continued the great run by Ontrack Thoroughbreds with New Zealand-sourced horses.
The daughter of Tavistock cleared maidens at only her second start when capturing the 1300 metres Maiden Handicap at Goulburn on Saturday.
Eye Will was one of five yearlings purchased by Ontrack’s Grant Morgan from the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka and is now the fourth winner from the group.
“I’ve long been a fan of the Premier Sale at Karaka and we’ve bought some nice horses from there over the years, but the 2017 sale offered tremendous value.
“We’ve had three city performers in Tavisan, Arctic Shock and Makfi Amour and both Tavisan and Arctic Shock have black type placings on the board.
“Like all of our New Zealand purchases, Eye Will was left there to be broken in and educated and I have to give credit to young Matamata trainer Jacob McKay for the fantastic job he does with our horses.
“Eye Will trialled twice in New Zealand so by the time she got to Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm she was pretty much the complete package.
“At the 2017 sale I bought two Tavistock yearlings – Tavisan and Eye Will – and there’s every reason to believe that both horses will only improve with time and racing.
“Eye Will’s full-brother Tavsomefun is a four-year-old and he took five starts to break his maiden and then backed up and won again at 1700 metres so this filly has it all in front of her.
“I thought she represented good buying at $120,000 and she should have good residual value as her dam was by the champion sire Danehill and her second dam On Air is a Group One winner having captured an AJC Australian Oaks,” said Grant Morgan.
The win by Eye Will continued a good run by Tavistock in recent days and the stallion has sired five winners in the last five days.
Congratulations to our owners: Steven Bell, Kevin Dupe, Ken Gordon, Bebe Mawer, Ken Stocks, D'Arcy Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Manager John D’Arcy), Brendan Scanlan, Paul and Karen Davis, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Malcolm Borger, David Lewis, Lynne Zahra, Charlie Buchanan, Geoff Radburn, Vin Harink, Dennis and Del Bates, David Worthley, Bayle Girls Racing (Manager Pam Bayles, Hans Katala, Troy Mansell, Mark Snowden.