Coruscation took the first step in fulfilling his potential with a half-length victory in the Westspeed Nursery (1000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday.
Coruscation (2g Oratorio – Lightning Storm by Metal Storm) was caught wide before claiming the leaders at his second run back from a break. “He’s a terrific galloper and is such a clean mover,” trainer Paul Jordan said. “I thought he was going to win by five lengths first-up but he got the wobbles. We took the blinkers off and he settled much better today.”
The Mungrup Stud graduate had been touted a very promising galloper after winning three barrier trials during a summer campaign. He was then placed behind Trichologist on debut at Ascot in February before finishing fourth in the LR Supremacy Stakes.
Jordan bought him for $36,000 at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions and the gelding is raced by a large syndicate headed by Lima Racing manager Harvey Crossman.
Coruscation’s dam Lightning Storm won races at Northam and Mt Barker for Mike Fagan and Gray Williamson. Second dam Dual’s Kaza (Inceptor) is a sister to Dual Cidium (G3 WA Easter Cup) and a half-sister to Dual’s Brute (G3 WATC Quality).
Oratorio (Aus) has sired five juvenile winners this season and has already stitched up a third WA 2YO sires’ premiership. He will head the Mungrup Stud roster this year at $13,750 (inc gst) service fee.
– Karl Patterson