Corumbene Stud owner George Altomonte is looking forward to the spring with Golden Slipper winner Overreach and his homebred Watabout is another filly with claims for the carnival.
Watabout was most impressive winning her second race in a row at Canterbury on Wednesday. She settled behind the speed and then lengthened for a three length victory in the Australian Turf Club Hcp.
The More Than Ready filly broke the class record clocking 1.15.39s for 1250 metres. “She’s got plenty of potential,” jockey Nash Rawiller said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s a black-type filly – she can definitely go on to better things.”
Watabout (2f More Than Ready – Wasimah by Danehill) is bred to be a black-type winner. She is from a three-quarter sister to G3 sprinter Kaphero and her second dam Kapchat was a G1 winner of the STC Winfield Classic.
The More Than Ready – Danehill cross has produced 11 stakes winners and Altomonte bred More Than Ready’s 2008 Golden Slipper winner Sebring from a mare by Danehill’s champion sire son Flying Spur.
Watabout’s younger sister was purchased by Gai Waterhouse for $260,000 at the 2013 Inglis Easter yearling sale. She has been named Nayeli and will race for Pierro’s owners Greg and Donna Kolivos.
Meanwhile, Vinery champion More Than Ready can boost his two year-old strike rate at Caulfield this Saturday when Regimental Pride returns to action in the Procal Dairies Hcp (1000m).
Regimental Pride (2c More Than Ready – Regimental Gal by General Nediym) won two on the trot at Rosehill earlier this season and then finished right behind the placegetters in the LR Canonbury Stakes and G2 Silver Slipper.
Strawberry Hill filly Killcareless won a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday and she is the next More Than Ready youngster due to debut. Owner John Singleton bred her from Climatic, an Adelaide stakes-performer related to Redoute’s Choice.
Singleton’s champion More Than Ready mare More Joyous has been booked to Frankel for a southern hemisphere cover in September.
– Karl Patterson