More Energy produced a strong finishing burst to overhaul favourite Supply and Demand in Saturday’s Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) at Rosehill. The six-time winning son of More Than Ready is a half-brother to Bush Hill sire, Redoute’s Promise – both out of the superb South African-bred international Gr1 winning racemare, Perfect Promise by Caesour.
Despite the starting price, the win came as no real surprise to trainer Jason Coyle who thought all the gelding needed was a bit of luck.
“He has been flying since his first start,” Coyle said. “All his runs have been good, but we’ve just been waiting for that ideal draw.
“We’d drawn poorly in a few starts and nothing had panned out for him but today he had drawn soft and he got the right run in transit and he was nice and strong at the finish.
“This time last preparation he ran second in a Group II in Queensland so once he is fit and going he will keep running big races so we’ll go to the Randwick City Stakes in a couple of weeks.”
Jess Taylor gave the seven-year-old a text-book ride, stalking the race favourite and leader Supply And Demand throughout before peeling off his back to nail the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained galloper on the line, who was game in defeat.
“This was the first time I’ve sat on this bloke, so it is one start for one win which is great,” Taylor said.
“I knew Gai’s horse would take me into the race and when he got a bit of room he just let down so well.
“He just kept going, I had trouble pulling him.”
More Energy will line up again at Randwick in the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) on March 10.
Redoute’s Promise, the first son of Redoute’s Choice to retire to stud in South Africa, should see his first progeny step onto the tracks in 2018. His handsome first yearlings which had plenty of strength and quality, were welcomed at the KZN Yearling Sale in 2017, where John Freeman purchased a colt for R110 000.