10 Winners for Northern Meteor
Sydney – Gooree Stud homebred Romantic Touch made it 10 winners for his young sire Northern Meteor when he led throughout to score at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Prepared by Gai Waterhouse, Romantic Touch was fitted with blinkers for his third start and driven to the front by Jim Cassidy, who rated him perfectly in the lead to take the 1400 metre maiden by more than a length.
“With Jimmy in front on a good hard fit Gooree Stud bred horse, you knew he’d be hard to run down,” said stable representative Mark Newnham, who was involved with the racing career of Romantic Touch’s sire Northern Meteor, who was also trained by Waterhouse.
“Northern Meteor really trained on at three and that’s what you would expect from his progeny.
“We have quite a few and they have all shown ability and we expect them to start going right on with it, so we are delighted to have them in the stable.”
A big strong gelding, very typical of his female family which is noted for producing big horses, Romantic Touch is the second winner for Dearness, a metropolitan winning half-sister by Snippets to multiple Group I winner Desert War and Group I ATC Rosehill Guineas winner Laser Hawk.
Gooree Stud have a full yearling sister to Romantic Touch in the pipeline, so will be delighted with his good showing.
With 10 first crop winners, Northern Meteor has edged ahead of his Widden Stud barn mate Sebring on nine winners to lead the Australian First Season Sires List by winners.