If you haven’t already seen it, check out the win of Wisdom of Water in the first at the Gold Coast today on the replay above.
It was only a four horse race – which is ridiculous, given that it carried $35 000 in bonus QTIS stake, making it worth $65k all up – but that’s the way the lucky dice fall in this age of killer viruses lurking at our door, and despite the small field it wasn’t a cakewalk.
Or shouldn’t have been anyway.
Vital Verse had run midfield in a strong Randwick midweek on debut behind Ocean Emperor, the Bjorn Baker colt that looks real smart, but the real story about Chris Waller’s impeccably-bred $300 000 yearling is that he finished just 2 places and 0.6 lengths behind his stablemate Saffiano in that race.
Saffiano came out next start and won the Clarendon Stake 2YO Quality at Randwick last Saturday, and did it very nicely too.
Of the others from that race that have started since, one that finished six lengths behind them both popped up and won a $20 000 2YO open next time around, and the 4th placegetter Pyrmont went to Randwick on Wednesday and ran 2nd to the Snowden team’s potential Group class youngster Marboosha.
It might look it at first glance, but it’s pretty strong form.
Jetty’s was even stronger.
It had impressively on debut at the Coast running good time and running home quick for a winter 2-year-old in 34.28, and had beaten two-time winner Spirit One into third place, and the form around that Tony and Maddy Sears youngster is enormous.
It shouldn’t have been easy, but it was.
Wisdom of Water absolutely donkey licked them, and did it on his ear.
The T and T Edmonds trained colt led, traveled like Phar Lap the whole way, and when Robbie Fradd sat down and gave him a couple as an educator just as they passed the 200 metre mark he put stretched his neck and took off like Telesto in the ’94 George Ryder.
What’s even more impressive is that when Fradd said whoa about 50 from home, Wisdom of Water came straight back onto the bit and cruised to the line in front by five and a half lengths running purely under his own changing back down through the gears steam.
This is one serious racehorse, mark my words.
Put his name in your black book, and remember that Archie told you first.