Our Red Morning produced an emphatic winning performance at Caulfield on Saturday that has trainer Greg Eurell scouring spring stakes programs for the daughter of Westbury Stud’s Redwood, who also sired homebred Singapore winner Red Dragon.
The three-year-old was making her third appearance for the Cranbourne conditioner and, off the back of a maiden success at Mornington, she had no trouble putting a three-length gap on a competitive age group line-up over 1400 metres.
Our Red Morning was bred by Craig Dawson’s Stirling Bloodstock and placed in one of her two starts in New Zealand for Byerley Park trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy before making her way across the Tasman.
“She was a good find over there and I was over there for Karaka and bumped into one of our clients, who’s been very good to us over the years. He seems to have sent another good one across,” Eurell said.
“I thought it was a pretty soft win to be honest the way she went about it.
“She blended in and came wide and showed good acceleration to finish off. She laid in a bit and didn’t help herself so it was a very good effort and, going forward, 1600 metres won’t worry her.
“We’re going to have to have a good look and see what there is in the spring and maybe have a little breather now. We’ll go home and let the dust settle and see what we can find for her.”
Matthew Cartwright partnered Red In The Morning at Caulfield and has no doubt she is a filly to follow.
“She is still quite green, but is definitely a horse for the spring,” he said. “She jumped well and we wanted to sit a bit closer and she came back to me and travelled nicely with cover.
“She rolled into it a bit earlier than I wanted and she was pretty explosive.”
Our Red Morning is a sister to the six-time winner Yosemite with their dam the Keeper mare Morena, who is a half-sister to Singapore stakes winner Titanium.
Westbury graduate Red Dragon, initially a $20,000 Karaka yearling purchase, won for the third time at Kranji with his Class 5 success over 1600 metres for trainer Mahadi Taib and rider CC Wong.
He is one of eight winners for the late Danehill mare Wandane, whose daughter Gowana also produced the Listed Albury Cup winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter Harmony Rose.