Rockmount Stud owners Geoff Guest and Jill Kewish are looking forward to the autumn carnival with their promising three year-old Vostok.
The Victorian couple bought him for $70,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter yearling sale and he cut that out with an unbeaten hat-trick late last year.
Trainer Peter Moody sent him out for a spell following a hollow victory over a mile at Sandown Lakeside on Xmas Eve.
Moody prepared Anacheeva for Rockmount and the G1 Australian Guineas winner now stands at Chatswood Stud. Guest remains a shareholder in the first crop sire.
“Vostok has always shown ability but took time to mature,” Moody said.
“He bounces into the box seat, travels nice and then lets down well. He gets the job done and is a progressive and professional type.
“He had a break after Sandown and we will look at better races in the autumn,” Moody added.
Vostok is a son of Rosemount Stud sire Starcraft and is the first foal of La Biondina (Rock Of Gibraltar), a half-sister to the dam of 2015 Australian Horse of the Year Finalist Criterion.
The connection with Chatswood continued last Wednesday when Pure Karma and Toast won at Geelong. They are both sons of Chatswood Stud sire Purrealist and both benefited from some R&R at Rockmount’s spelling and pre-training facility just off the Hume Hwy at Longwood.
Purreal brought up a winning treble for Purrealist at Geelong’s midweek meet and Chatswood champion Reward For Effort weighed in with Reward The Dream for trainer Robbie Griffiths.