This Saturday at Rosehill, the Class Two TAB Highway (1200m) was won by Noble Boy two years ago before he went on to win the Country Championships. Come this Saturday, a talented three year old from Wagga is looking to follow an identical path.
Gary Colvin has Another One lined up to race on the weekend and the similarities are there for all to see when it comes to comparing to Noble Boy. Both very exciting, both raw and new to racing, with enormous upside to come. The Wagga trainer is keen to see how his youngster will go in the big smoke.
“He cost $18,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sales”, Colvin told Justhorseracing.
“He caught my eye and ever since then he has just kept improving and improving, which is an exciting thing to see with a horse like him.”
The son of Super One has raced three times for two wins and a second, but most would agree that he should be unbeaten given he was luckless on debut at Wagga on Town Plate Day. The gelding resumed on October 30 at Wagga and blitzed them in an impressive return. With that, the interest came from Hong Kong but Colvin says that as it stands now, the horse isn’t for sale.
“There has been interest from overseas about him.
“We’ve had one official offer put in from Hong Kong but we knocked it back because not often you get a horse as exciting as him.”
And with that, Colvin is now focusing on the Highway on a Saturday, where the three year old will have to carry 58kg, with Jason Collett booked to ride. The trainer isn’t perturbed by the set up for his galloper, including the forecast of a 35 degree afternoon.
“We’ve had some real stinkers here in Wagga recently and he’s handled it fine so the heat won’t be an issue,” Colvin said.
“He’s a month between runs so we gave him a jumpout to keep him up to task and he was sharp in that so I can’t fault him heading into Saturday.
“When he parades on the weekend, you’ll see that he’s not the finished product yet. He has still got growing and maturity to come so the fact that he is racing as well as he is with physical improvement to come is exciting.”
A win on Saturday for Another One and Colvin already has plans in place for his three year old should he greet the judge first.
“If he wins on Saturday, we’ll give him a couple of weeks in the paddock to freshen up.
“He’ll come back and get ready for the Country Championships. I think he’ll eat up 1400m.”