Youngster holds all the aces

Youngster holds all the aces30 Apr 2021

Cambridge Stud graduate Turn The Ace posted a dashing debut victory at Te Rapa for a memorable result on a number of fronts.

The 2-year-old sat in second spot before taking the lead into the straight and dashed clear in the hands of Craig Grylls.

Turn The Ace is prepared by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, who also prepared his sire Turn Me Loose to win three Group 1 events.

His successful career earned him a place on Windsor Park Stud’s roster and Turn The Ace is his first winner.

The youngster was bred by The Sunlight Trust and sold through Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka for $30,000 to Forsman.

“Mum runs the syndicate and she put it all together with her and Dad taking a share in the horse,” he said

“It was a super run and we were quite confident, although you just never know what you are coming up against and whether you are going to get the luck you need to win a race.

“He was quite keen and wanted to get on with things as Craig said he wouldn’t come back to him for quite some way after they jumped.

“We’ll wait and see whether we give him another start or put him away for the winter.”

Turn The Ace is a son of the Lonhro mare Frescoes, who is a three-quarter sister to the multiple Group 1 winner Freemason.

The dam is also a half-sister to the G2 San Domenico Stakes winner Sashed and from the family of the G1 Patinack Stakes winner Mental.