Rising stayer Resurrect will be set for the Group 3 Summer Cup after completing a November hat-trick in Sydney.
The progressive son of Greta West Stud stallion God’s Own has won at Randwick (2) and Canterbury this month and trainer Scott Aspery reckons he will keep improving up to 2400 metres.
“He’s filled out to 600kgs and was never going to be a two-year-old,” Asprey said. “He had time off with stress fractures early on but has met every challenge we’ve put to him this season. He’s genuine and a real tryer.”
The $125,000 Summer Cup (2000m) will be run at Randwick on Boxing Day.
Resurrect (5g God’s Own – Carnival Lass by Dehere) was the only swooper to win at Randwick’s Kensington circuit in the Swim Between The Flags Hcp (1800m) on Saturday. “We met before the last race and agreed not to change his racing pattern,” Asprey recounted. “It was a gutsy win and a super ride by Glyn Schofield.”
Bred and part-owned by brothers Andrew, Justin and Jason Mathie, he has earned over $150,000 for a partnership that also includes the White Eagle, Repus and Bang On Racing syndicates.
Angelic Lass, an older sister by God’s Own to Resurrect, won at Flemington last season among 6 victories to date for Tatura trainer Philip Evans. Their dam Carnival Lass is a half-sister to G3 Birthday Card Hcp winner Imana (Thunder Gulch).
Aspery, 31, started training at Warwick Farm four years ago after a stint with John O’Shea. His winning run can continue with Estonian Princess in the LR Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill this Saturday.