Promising peninsula winners by More Than Ready

Lindsay Park doubled up with a couple of promising 3yo winners by More Than Ready (USA) at Mornington on Thursday.

Meow broke her maiden first-up in the McLeod Trees Plate (1000m) and Cuban Toonite looked a city-class colt on debut in the Mornington Car & Tyre Services Plate (1200m).  Both winners were ridden by 2kg claiming apprentice Lewis German.

Racing in Vinery’s green and white silks, Meow was resuming after an initial winter campaign mired by wet tracks.  “She’s better on top of the ground and is starting to furnish this prep,” Lindsay Park manager Bruno Rouge-Serret said.  “She knuckled down nicely before picking them off today.

“Vinery is a great supporter of our stable and, as this filly gets stronger, she will go through the grades.”

Meow cost $200,000 at the 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and is a half-sister to stakes winners Global Warming (Canterbury Classic LR) and Pure Purrfection (Bribie Hcp LR).  Their dam She’s Purring (Flying Spur) and second-dam Ringside Lady (Clay Hero) won black-type for Lloyd Williams.

More Than Ready colt Cuban Toonite produced a professional display at his first visit to the races on the peninsula.  He camped on a quick tempo and had the confidence to take a split on the corner.  Given two smacks in the straight to keep his mind on the job, he won by over a length eased down by German.

“He fits the bill as a dead-set racehorse,” Rouge-Serret said.  “He’s got a deep pedigree and David (Hayes) liked him at the yearling sales.”

Cuban Toonite was a $110,000 buy at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier and is one of 7 winners from 7 to race out of Lady Ashford (Royal Academy).  WA-based Bob Peters bred his half-sister Star Encounter (Jeune) and she followed up with three stakes winners – Perfect Jewel (WA Guineas Gr.2) and Star Exhibit (Perth Cup Gr.2).

More Than Ready (USA) left Vinery last week to shuttle back to WinStar Farm in Kentucky.

More Than Ready filly pictured before the 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale