Super family in stellar form
08 Nov 2014It was yet another stunning Saturday for the siblings of Super Easy!
His half-brothers Terravista and Ball Of Muscle both produced sublime performances to win across the Tasman and further the remarkable stud record of their dam Parfore.
First up it was Ball Of Muscle who was dazzling in his return to racing at Randwick with a runaway victory to post the sixth win of his eight start career under Joe Pride’s guidance.
The Warwick Farm trainer then produced Terravista to down an outstanding field of sprinters in the Gr 1 Darley Classic on the closing day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.
“He’s world class, there is no doubt about that,” Pride said. “Every time he runs he shaves years off my life!”
The paddock is next for Terravista with the TJ Smith in the autumn his major target and Pride hasn’t ruled out Royal Ascot.
“He’s a gelding so prize money is the key and he’s picked up a pretty good cheque there. The Sydney autumn is his next assignment,” he said.
Terravista was partnered by Hugh Bowman, who is unbeaten in four rides on the son of Captain Rio.
“He’s a quality horse. I knew if I could be within striking distance at the furlong he had the goods to deliver and he didn’t let me down,” he said.
“I think he can get better without sounding ridiculous. He’s such a relaxed horse. I can’t tell you the feel he gives me.”
Pride is also the trainer of the Gr 1 Galaxy winner Tiger Tees, a half-brother to Super Easy and a brother of Ball Of Muscle.