AUSTRALIAN bred galloper West Coast Swing looks very capable of measuring up in black type races after scoring an impressive win in South Africa overnight.

The son of Red Ransom was a $57,500 Inglis Melbourne Premier purchase from the Vinery Stud draft in 2009.

West Coast Swing was sent out the $1.70 on the with RaceTAB (NSW) despite their being a full field of 18 runenrs in the 1200m Clairewood sprint and didn’t disappoint powering on to score an emphatic 1.8-lens win.

The 3YO colt earned his favoured status after finishing second on debut just nine days prior to last night’s triumph.

“He was a lovely yearling and obviously that was proven by the fact that he is with Charles Laird, South Africa’s leading trainer,” says Vinery’s Conor Phelan.

“He ran very well at his first start and broke his maiden in supurb fashion – it’s never easy for an inexperienced horse to race in such a big field of 18, all credit to him, he obviously has plenty of natural ability.”

Red Ransom has sired winners in 37 countries, Group One winners in 7, 100 Stakes winners world wide and is never short of a promising horse.

“Look at how many outstanding colts Red Ransom had here a couple of years ago – Onemorenomore, Duport, Red Element, All American to name a few,” says Phelan.

“With Easter and Melbourne Premier just around the corner, West Coast Swing’s win is a timely reminder of what a truly international sire Red Ransom is.”