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RedwoodNew Stakes Winner for Redwood

All good things come to those who wait and Rising Red’s patience certainly paid off on Saturday as he set out to win the Group 3 Premier’s Cup at Brisbane Race Club for the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young team.

Jockey Corey Brown gave the staying son of Redwood a stellar run before pulling away from the sixteen-horse field to win by one-and-a-quarter-lengths with ease.

Bred and part-owned by John Carter, Rising Red spent a year away from the track after incurring a tendon injury after finishing second to Gingernuts in the 2017 NZ Derby. In March this year he returned to the track for a warm-up over 1400m after which we saw him improve with each run as he worked his way back to staying distance including finishing third on two Group 3 occasions, the ATC Japan Racing Association Plate and the BRC Chairman’s Handicap. Rising Red has now earned over A$300,000 in stakes from his current 14 starts.

Rising Red wasn’t the only successful progeny of Redwood over the weekend with four-year-old mare Rosewood also back to winning form in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series at Trentham by an impressive three-lengths. This was Rosewood’s fifth win and has also placed in second and third on a further eight outings including at black type level. Also to win was one of two runners Redwood has in Macau in Silent Height who has shown promise since debuting four starts ago where he finished third and fourth and had his first win in his previous start.

Redwood has two colts on offer at the Magic Million’s Gold Coast National Yearling Sale next week and can be viewed in Westbury’s draft here.

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