Eminent Son Impressive At Pakenham
Eminent Son was very impressive in his breakthrough win at Racing.com Park on Tuesday in the Polytrack Maiden Plate over 1000m.
The Frankie Stockdale trained gelding was ridden by Brandon Stockdale with the successful father-son combo winning their third race in a row together.
Stockdale junior was able to get Eminent Son away from the gates cleanly and get him to the lead where he had an easy time. Eminent Son has shown a preference to bounce out of the gates and hit the ground running in his six starts so far and Stockdale handled him perfectly.
Rounding the turn Stockdale new what horse he had left underneath him and pressed the button which led to Eminent Son running away from the field in an impressive display.
"He's a horse that likes to really run along at his own tempo and he likes to roll on pretty quick," said Brandon Stockdale after the race.
"His last few runs have been a bit disappointing but when he's right like today, we thought he'd be a bit hard to beat if he comes here and was feeling well within himself and he was too good for them.
"He went around (to the gates) pretty nice, I just trotted him around because he can get a bit keen and then when the gate's opened he likes to really get out and get running and he had his ears back the whole way."
Eminent Son was purchased for $100,000 by Frankie Stockdale and Todd Blum Bloodstock at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2yo's In Training Sale and is owned by a syndicate headed by John Plozza who has a number of horse's with Frankie.
"He is a horse that Frankie has always had a pretty high opinion of and he has shown a real liking to his new home track at Pakenham," said Todd Blum.
"That is one of the advantages though of buying them out of those two-year-old sales is that you can have a look at them gallop and their action and this bloke was a very clean sort of horse.
"He was up and running as a two-year-old and then sort of trained off a bit so Frankie gave him a good break and to his credit has got him firing first up here today."