Nov 10, 2016
Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography
Cruising Speed scored an impressive first up win in the 1300m Moet & Chandon Chairman's Class 4 Handicap at Eagle Farm. Ridden by regular rider James Orman, the daughter of Savabeel was quickly out of the gates, settling just behind the leading pack. On turning for home, Orman was able to bring her to the middle of the track, where she dealt with her opposition with ease, winning eased down by a length.
"We really like this mare and who wouldn't considering she has won four races from seven starts. We had her pretty right for today with a couple of jump outs and some very good work on top of that. The run will improve her so we feel now that the time is right to give her a look at some black type races, where we feel she will be competitive. It is great that James has stuck with her as he knows her and has always ridden her to perfection, with today being no different. She is by Savabeel out of an O'Reilly mare so we can see her getting over a bit of ground in the future. Commented Chris Meagher.
Co trainer John Meagher was all smiles after the win. "She is a lovely mare and there will be more wins in store for her, as she has both speed and stamina. It was great to have our second winner in four days for Ontrack Thoroughbreds, so congratulations to all the owners and manager Grant Morgans. November has been a special month so far, as this was our 5th winner from 7 runners in 9 days, so I really have to pay homage to Chris and our dedicated staff for the way that all of our horses have been turned out. It has been a great team effort."