In-form Holster goes back-to-back

In-form Holster goes back-to-back24 Sep 2022

Late bloomer Holster is in career best form and he added to his record in outstanding fashion on his home turf at Mornington.

The son of Tavistock had been an all-the-way winner at his previous appearance at Sandown and Jamie Kah took an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach over 2000 metres on the six-year-old.

Holster again reveled in his role at the head of affairs and, after surging clear at the top of the straight, sailed home to score by 1.25l and his fifth win from 22 appearances.

“It all went to plan and obviously he was very well ridden by Jamie. It’s great to see the horse show some good form,” co-trainer Ash Yargi said.

“He’s a very good worker at home and I think the penny has finally dropped with him and we’ve worked out how to ride him.

“He’s very lightly raced for his age and it’s just great to see him going on with the job.”

Bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan, Holster was originally purchased by Team Hawkes for A$240,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and was a multiple placegetter before Yargi astutely secured him for A$70,000 at the Inglis Digital Sale in 2020.

He is out of the G2 Waikato Gold Cup winner and Group 1 performer Lovetrista, who is a three-quarter sister to the G1 Spring Champion Stakes winner Viking Ruler and the G2 AAMI Vase winner Kempinsky.

We sold Lovetrista's yearling colt by Embellish to Wallace Thoroughbreds for $65,000 at Karaka this year and she will return to our young son of Savabeel again this spring.