Well-Travelled Stratum Stakes-Winner
Six year-old Stratum gelding Divine Calling is obviously feeling good about being back in Australia after a long stint in Hong Kong as he was able to win at his first run for new trainer Fred Kersley at Ascot on Saturday taking out the Listed WATC Scenic Blast Stakes.
Off the scene since finishing down the track in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy HK Gr 1 in April last year, Divine Calling bounced back to his best to take the 1200 metre sprint by a length.
Winner of the Group II MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes beating Shamus Award and then second in the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas to Long John when trained by Gai Waterhouse, Divine Calling has never been short of ability.
A $210,000 Magic Millions purchase for Gai Waterhouse and James Harron Bloodstock from the Baramul Stud draft, Divine Calling has the overall record of five wins and seven placings from 22 starts.
Bred by Gerry Harvey, Divine Calling is the best of four winners from Group II winner Rubicall, who died last year.