REGALLY bred More Than Ready colt War became his sire’s 118th stakeswinner when he cleared out to score a dominant win in the Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes (1300m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained youngster who has placed second in the Breeders’ Plate on debut showed pace and speed to contain his rivals.
“He is a very good horse in the making,” Waterhouse declared.
“Everyone wanted to knock his run at Canterbury the other day but it was an outstanding run, he has gone ahead in leaps and bounds since then and today he was able to dictate and stack the horses up a bit up. I love the way he came away in the straight.”
War was bred by John Singleton out of his Zabeel mare Deedra.
Deedra is a half-sister to Group 1 winners Tuesday Joy and Sunday Joy which affords War three-quarter-blood brother status to Singleton’s 8-times Group 1 winning champion More Joyous.
War was sold to Coolmore for $500,000 at the 2012 Australian Inglis Yearling Sale.
More Than ready managed to sire a 3-State treble with Kentucky bred mare Juliet’s Princess able to stage a last-to-first win against the bias at Morphettville Parks while former Sydney-sider More Leverage completely outclassed the others to win at the Gold Coast.