The spring carnival beckons for Russian Revolution after he posted his second successive win at Royal Randwick Racecourse today. The striking colt has been a shining light during Sydney’s winter racing, posting a gritty determined win on debut before emphatically dominating the $A85,000 Can Assist Volunteer Plate (1200m) to score by a comfortable two lengths to remain undefeated.
Russian Revolution was one of a pool of colts singled out as a potential stallion prospect from the 2015 Inglis Easter Yearling Sales by the China Horse Club, Newgate Farm and partners and has shown himself to be above average in his limited exposure to date.
“I think he could be definitely up with those better horses,” co-trainer Peter Snowden told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I will give him a couple of weeks off and bring him back for a race like the Rosebud. There are a few nice two-year-olds coming through towards the end of the season and he is one of them. If he can measure up he could race through into a race like [the $A1,000,000 G1 Golden] Rose, but he has to earn it.”
Russian Revolution became the 30th winner for the China Horse Club for the season when rolling to the front and streeting clear of rivals. That tally was lifted to 31 when General Zabeel scored in Wuhan later in the afternoon.
“Russian Revolution is one of our club’s promising young colts and today’s win franked our estimation of him,” said Michael Wallace, the China Horse Club’s Racing and Bloodstock Manager.
“He has to step up another level or two to measure up to the better colts of his generation but he is showing that he is deserving of the opportunity. Earlier in the day Curvature ran a very good second as well so, he showed great fight after having to work hard early in his race so it has been a good day.”
The China Horse Club’s total tally of winners since its inception now stands at 148 winners after the winning double across Australia and China. General Zabeel, a former Australian based dual winner for the China Horse Club, showcased his distinct staying ability when powering away from rivals to win over 1800m. The lightly raced stayer is thriving in his new homeland and is expected to enjoy racing over further distances.
“I was delighted to see how well General Zabeel ran today in Wuhan, I like what I have seen to date from him and think he will be a very important player for our club and our members here in China,” said Jarred Coetzee, China based trainer for China Horse Club.
Liu San Ping(left) with Jarred Coetzee, China based trainer for China Horse Club
“It was very wet today and he handled a new challenge. He is developing as a stayer and may well follow in the footsteps of some of the quality stayers the members have run previously like Alcott, Endzone and North Dakota.”
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