Perfect time to get in on Redwood's Caulfield Cup emergence

Sep 27, 2018

Timing makes a stallion and it appears the time has come for Redwood (pic) with his sons Night’s Watch and Rising Red fighting out the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield.

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s classy performer Odeon was a narrow third as Night’s Watch booked his place in the Caulfield Cup when he got up over Rising Red in a tight finish to the Naturalism Stakes.

Night’s Watch is not the second favourite for the Caulfield Cup while Rising Red will be a winning chance if he makes the field for the Melbourne Racing Club’s flagship event on October 20.

Rising Red was also placed in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby as a three-year-old but he’s now delivering on the potential he showed as a younger horse.

The emergence of Night’s Watch and Rising Red comes at the perfect time for the sire, and anyone thinking of getting in on the action with Redwood’s stock.

Ellerton Zahra Racing has a two-year-old filly by Redwood available out of a Darting, a daughter of top Kiwi galloper Darci Brahma and hailing from a top quality New Zealand family.

EZR’s Redwood filly has been in and out of the stable on short orientation preparations and is due back in for another educational period at Flemington in the next few weeks.

She has pleased trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra with her attitude and professionalism during her short stays at Flemington while she continues to grow into her lovely athletic frame in her downtime.

If she’s anything like her sire Redwood, this filly will be ultra-competitive in any environment.

Like young sires So You Think and Dundeel, Redwood is a son of High Chaparral, who was a Listed winner on debut over a mile at Newmarket before winning the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Stakes over a mile and a half (2400m) in Canada.

Redwood’s fighting qualities ensured he was competitive across the globe, running second in the Hong Kong Vase and Sheema Classic in Dubai where he was competitive with the best stayers in the world.

He has passed the competitive nature onto his stock and this filly represents amazing value for prospective owners.

Contact the team at Ellerton Zahra Racing and watch this space for an opportunity to inspect this superb filly at a stable event in the coming weeks 

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