TRAINER John O’Shea will start drawing up plans for an autumn campaign for the regally-bred Polarmore after the colt’s smashing win at Kensington on Wednesday.
The son of Vinery’s super-sire More Than Ready and 2000 Golden Slipper winner Polar Success descended on his rivals to post an emphatic 1.8-lens win in the ATC Peters Meats (1150m) with James McDonald up.
“That was outstanding,” McDonald declared, “He came up the rise just smoking.”
Indeed, Polarmore was low flying for more than the last half of the race setting a sizzling 33.72s for his final 600m.
O’Shea is planning to use this spring to season his rapidly ascending galloper before turning his attention to some major races in the autumn.
“I think he needs some miles under his belt,” O’Shea said.
“He’s still got to learn his trade and it’s no use getting to the autumn wanting to run in good grade if he’s only had two starts.”
The family has further scope for improvement as early as tomorrow when Polar Success’ latest foal, Lockroy, makes his debut in the $250,000 Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley on the Cox Plate undercard.
Lockroy, like Polarmore, is a son of the twice Champion Australian Sire of 2YO’s More Than Ready.