SEQUOIA STROLLS IN, BACKSTREET PRIMED

Mar 24, 2017

Excting kiwi filly SEQUOIA LADY put on a demolition display last night winning by almost 5 lengths.

In form hoop DAMIAN LANE had plenty of horse underneath him at the 600m and cantered up to the leaders under a stranglehold. When he asked her to go, she put the race beyond doubt in a coupe of strides in a dominant display.

To watch replay - https://www.racing.com/videos/2017-03-23/racingcom...

"She sprinted quickly and Damian was pretty soft on her late easing her down over the last 100m" said Jason Warren.

"She didn't beat much last night so we are not getting carried away but she did look good. She will now head to Caulfield in 2 weeks which will obviously tell us much more about her. If she does well at Caulfield, there are some nice races in Adelaide for her".

"She is bred to run 2400m. A race like the G1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) wouldn't be out of the question if she keeps improving".

"She has always been a lovely moving filly with a great physique but she showed nothing last time in work. She looked slow and dour and we were all scratching our heads".

"She had a good spell for 3 months and has come back a different horse. Sometimes these young horses just need time especially these kiwi horses" said Warren.

Sequoia Lady is from the first crop of NZ sire REDWOOD out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Redwood stands at Westbury Stud in New Zealand and has already produced 5 winners from 10 runners here in Australia and looks an exciting young stallion.

BACKSTREET PRIMED FOR CUP DAY

BACKSREET LOVER heads to the Mornington Cup Day meeting tomorrow with a great winning chance.

She didn't run out the 1800m last start and is back to 1600m tomorrow which should suit her. You can certainly make a case for her. She is down in weight and should roll along in front without too much pressure so she will take some catching.

JWR OPEN DAY - TOMORROW!!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Open Day bright and early tomorrow (10am start). The party will move from Denistoun Park to Mornington Racecourse where Backstreet Lover lines up at 3:10pm

Don't forget your $50 for the Raffle and your chance to win a share in the Your Song filly or dinner cooked by your trainer!