Arrowfield Stud-based All American has unearthed a potential G1 Caulfield Guineas colt at Flemington.
The Peter Morgan trained Zebulon won the Murray Cox Hcp (1410m) despite a wide trip from a tough draw at headquarters on Saturday. “We did it the hard way today,” jockey Linda Meech admitted. “He’s a very nice horse and still has a fair bit to learn.”
Zebulon (2c All American – Saint’s Review by Saint Ballado) had been beaten five lengths on debut at Werribee on June 15 and drifted in the market second-up to start at $12. He sat three wide and then angled into the clear to sprint home strongly.
“We’ve always thought he might be a Caulfield Guineas horse,” Morgan said. “We will see how he pulls up before deciding whether to give him another run for a spell.”
Zebulon was bred in New Zealand by Kathryn Picton-Warlow and was a $60,000 buy for Bruce & Jillian Mathieson and Richard Smith at the 2013 Karaka Sale.
All American (Red Ransom) has now notched five 2YO winners from his first crop, including Group 3 winner Bachman, stakes-placed filly Tender and smart Sydney winner Invisible.
A Group 1 winner of the 2009 Emirates Stakes at Flemington (defeating So You Think), he will stand for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Arrowfield in 2014.