Home track hero does it again

Home track hero does it again29 Mar 2023

The horses for courses theory continues to ring true in the case of Cambridge Stud graduate Travest.

The son of Tavistock has posted all six of his career victory on his home track at Warwick Farm, the latest of them a grand effort under 59.5kg over 1400 metres.

“He just loves it here and that bit of rain that came helped him, he was very good again,” trainer Greg Hickman said.

Travest was given time to find his feet by apprentice rider Amy McLucas and they finished determinedly down the outside of the track to get the deciding stride in.

“He was super and you just have to ride him quietly and hit the front at the right time,” she said.

Travest was offered by the farm at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale, but was passed in and subsequently sold for AU$155,000 to Hickman at the Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale via the Kiltannon Stables draft.

Travest is a brother to Chris Waller’s multiple winner Niffler and half-brother to Sophisticardo, twice successful and fourth in last season’s Karaka Million 2YO.

They are out of the G3 Desert Gold Stakes winner Glamorous Girl and all seven of the Thorn Park mare’s foals to race have been successful.

She is a half-sister to stakes winner So Elusive and the family of the G3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes winner Geeza.

Glamorous Girl foaled a colt by Embellish last season before she was covered by Sword Of State.