Stockman a horse to follow

Stockman a horse to follow22 May 2020

Trainer Joseph Pride and rider Sam Clipperton haved predicted a bright staying future for Stockman.

The Cambridge Stud graduate won for the third time in his short career at Randwick this afternoon.

The son of Tavistock was able to produce a sustained run to score over 2000 metres.

“He had to make such a long run so he was going to be susceptible late,” Pride said.

“I can see him going a lot further, especially when he matures more.

“He’s an exciting prospect and a very good, tough individual.”

Clipperton was equally enthusiastic about the three-year-old’s future.

“I’m a fan of the horse. He’s very progressive and still untapped and raw,” he said.

“He really dug deep as it was tough going in that last 100 metres.”

Stockman was bought out of the stud’s draft at Karaka in 2018 for $175,000.

He is a half-brother to the dual Group Two winner Abidewithme and their dam Crimson also won at that level.

It’s also the family of Destiny’s Kiss, who was a multiple stakes winner for Pride.