20th Stakes-Winner for Northern Meteor
The Tony Gollan trained Northern Meteor colt Kamacite has been flying under the radar, but put his name on the map with a tenacious all the way win in the Listed BRC Queensland Day Stakes at Doomben on Saturday.
Originally trained in Sydney by Gerald Ryan for whom he ran two placings at Rosehill and Warwick Farm, Kamacite looked good in recording stylish wins at his first two runs for his new trainer at the Sunshine Coast.
He kept his good form going into this tougher 1200 metre assignment, showing plenty of fight to hold on and win by a short half head from the Godolphin runner Mogador.
“I didn’t know what to do with this horse, we put him on the six day back-up and you saw him in the yard he’s a big gross colt,” Gollan said.
“We thought it might suit him, it’s not something I would normally do but he drew the one alley and we were given a peach of a ride by Zac (Purton) from in front.
“The best thing about this colt, it was his first time in the shades and he jumped well and when he asked him to relax, he relaxed and could’ve gone slower if he wanted to.”
A $220,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Rosemont Stud draft, Kamacite runs for B2B Bloodstock and Ultra Racing and has three wins and two placings from five starts with prizemoney nearing $100,000.
Bred and sold by Rosemont Stud, he is a half-brother to stakes-winner Tromso and is one of four winners from stakes-winning Quest for Fame (GB) mare Feelers.
Kamacite is the 20th stakes-winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor, who has an array of talented sons at stud headed by dual Group I winner Zoustar.