Cramming’s authoritative victory at Doomben has confirmed his future in staying ranks for trainer Glen Thompson.
The More Than Ready gelding came from 13th on the corner to win the Sky Thoroughbred Central Hcp (2200m) on Saturday. “Just wait until they reopen over the road – he will be five lengths better at Eagle Farm,” Thompson promised. “He’s a nice stayer in the making.”
Cramming started his career with John O’Shea and won two in a row at Wyong before transferring to Team Hawkes and Thompson’s brother John.
He broke through for the new stable with a $101 boilover at Sunshine Coast on January 2. “They were ridiculous odds,” Thompson declared. “I’ve always thought he would get better the further he goes.”
Cramming cost $150,000 from Baramul Stud at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions. His dam Memorisation (Zabeel) won a mile maiden for owner-breeder Gerry Harvey at Newcastle and she is a half-sister to G2 QTC Cup winner Into The Night.
Memorisation died in 2012 but Harvey retained her only daughter Mnemonic (Hussonet). She has a filly foal by Congrats and was bred back to Magic Million’s star first season sire All Too Hard late last year.
Harvey is about to unveil another very promising More Than Ready after his two year-old colt Sawaiki won a Morphettville trial by five lengths last week. The Lloyd Kennewell trained youngster is from G1 Coolmore Classic winner Aloha (Encosta de Lago).
Baramul Stud sold a Street Cry – Aloha colt for $625,000 to Spendthrift Australia at the Gold Coast Magic Millions earlier this month.