Heading to Canterbury on Friday night, three-year-old Snitzel gelding STORM SYSTEM was in good form, having been placed in all four starts to date.
Contesting the opening race of the night, the Fastlane Karting Handicap over 1550m, the Gerald Ryan-trained, Blue Sky Bloodstock Inglis Easter Yearling purchase jumped well from the middle of the line and went forward to settle in second position after having to do a bit of work to get there.
Jumping from the inside gate, the second favourite Schopenhauer went forward to keep the lead, a length ahead of Storm System.
At the 550m mark, jockey Josh Parr on Storm System started to urge his mount along as the Chris Waller-trained Baubo came three wide to make his challenge.
Fighting off the race leader, Storm System surged to the lead at the 100m, and once in front, held his own to take the win by a half-length margin, breaking his maiden.
Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland was suitably impressed by the winning performance.
“Storm system was a lovely horse we bought from Lauriston at Easter II last year. He had plenty of scope and always looked like he'd get a mile and further so I'm hoping he will in time."
“You love horses that are genuine and he's placed at all of his starts but it's nice to break through and win his maiden in the city. No doubt this horse will go onto bigger things.”
Blue Sky Bloodstock would like to congratulate our fellow owners: Pinecliff Racing, Just Fun Racing, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Entwistle, Mr B S Brosseuk, Mr S R Heslin, Mr J M Hynes, Mr A Hawkins and Adcock Thoroughbred Racing Pty Ltd on the victory – onwards and upwards!