Exciting filly Test The World resumed in style to record a poignant win on Anzac Day at Gosford.
Test The World has now recorded two wins and two placings in her only four starts and an Anzac Day win was an emotional moment for Ontrack CEO Grant Morgan.
“Anzac Day is extremely significant in our family because my dad George Morgan served in World War 2 and he was a prisoner of war in Changi Prison following the fall of Singapore.
“Anzac Day will always be very dear to us as dad passed away on Anzac Day in 2013 so to win a race on such an important day for the country and for our family is very significant,” said Grant.
Test The World was resuming after a three month break and went into the Gosford race with only one trial outing under her belt.
Trainer Bjorn Baker was impressed with the win and believes the filly as potential to succeed in far more ambitious assignments.
“She is a very progressive filly and she was game on a track that probably didn’t suit her. She went into the race with only one trial so she was vulnerable late in the race so will take plenty of improvement out of that race. She did a few things wrong but that’s to be expected with a young horse having only her fourth race.
“I think she is good enough to target black type races and the Scone meeting next month might present an opportunity for her. A race like the listed Denise’s Joy Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1100 metres is the sort of thing that we will consider for her.
“I’ve always liked Test The World and she’s an athletic filly with a lot of natural speed and courage and that’s going to take her a long way,” said Bjorn Baker.
A $40,000 purchase by Ontrack Thoroughbreds at the 2015 Inglis Classic Sale Test The World is the first foal of Danasinga mare Worldly. She is related to some talented gallopers and her second dam Glory Girl won a Group Two Tea Rose Stakes, while close up in her family is the talented sprinter Unanimously, winner of two Wagga Town Plates and the listed Ortensia Stakes at Scone.
“She is by Testa Rossa and she caught my eye as a naturally athletic filly and one of the reasons I purchased her to send to Bjorn was that he enjoyed great success with another Testa Rossa filly in Twilight Royale, winner of a Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes at Flemington for Bjorn.
“So far, this girl has lived up to the big opinion that Bjorn has had about her and it will be fantastic if she can take the step up and snare a black type victory,” said Grant Morgan.
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.