Four-year-old mare High Emocean (NZ) (Ocean Park) has added black-type to her already impressive resume with a dominant victory in the Listed R.M. Ansett Classic (2415m) at Mornington on Sunday.
By Ocean Park, the mare has now won five from 11 races with another five placings and continues to impress the stable with her toughness.
“That was fantastic, she’s an amazing little filly, she’s very brave,” co-trainer David Eustace said.
“It was the plan to come here and win a stakes races with her being a mare.”
With her flourishing in the teams set up and able to stay in work for an extended time, Eustace said they’re not afraid to look forward to the Flemington carnival with her.
“She’s a genuine stayer, so a Sandown Cup would have to be a consideration for her, or a staying race over the carnival at Flemington,” he said.
“We know she stays, we know she’s fit, so we’ll keep spacing her runs.”
High Emocean sat back off a muddling pace set up by Kiwi raider Our Big Mike (NZ) (Don Eduardo) before unleashing a sustained run around the field to take control of the race on the point of the home bend.
Rider Jye McNeil kept her up to the mark as she surged clear to defeat race favourite Tavirun (NZ) (Tavistock) by a widening four and half lengths at the winning post.
Bred by Llanhennock Trust, High Emocean is the third foal out of High Chaparral mare High Joy and was purchased by John Foote Bloodstock and Darren Weir Racing for $80,000 from the Wentwood Grange draft during the 2018 Book 1 Sale at Karaka. -racing.com