Elam Become's Second Winner This Week For TBB
Todd Blum Bloodstock cheered home their second winner of the week win Elam broke his maiden at his second start at Moe on Friday in the First National Real Estate Maiden Plate over 1100m.
Elam's win came on the back of Cyber Intervention winning his first start at Wyong on the Wednesday for the Joe Pride stable.
Elam was given a great ride by Brandon Stockdale after jumping well and being near the head of the field. Rounding the turn he was well placed for an assault on the leader and gained momentum down the straight before really kicking away from the well fancied Hardly Surprising in the last 100m.
Trained by Stockdale's Grandfather, Mario Farrugia, Elam has shown a lot of speed in his first two races, finishing in the first two in both starts as well as being in the first two horse's throughout the race.
"Its always nice to get a winner for the family and he's definitely a nice horse going places and the best part about him is he is just doing it on raw ability." Said Stockdale after the race.
"I think the more racing with him the better and Toddy (Jarrod Todd) got the sit on him last time and rode him a treat but just being part of the family I got the ride on him today."
Elam's win takes his prize money to $17,840 which is a lot more than his modest purchase price of $1,400 when selected by Frankie Stockdale and Todd Blum Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis August Thoroughbred Sale.
"Its great to see this horse at the races as he was a cheap buy for the stable at the Inglis August Sale which has now become a good sale for TBB." Todd Blum said.
"We bought this horse out of the sale and then later on in the day we purchased See Me Flash for Oxley Island Thoroughbreds as a broodmare who's half sister, Angelic Light, was subsequently Group 1 placed.
"We are just starting to see some winner's from Frankie's colts group that were purchased for the Ready 2 Race Sale and I think this horse was one of the first we got together so its pleasing to see him going so well after only two starts."
Elam is by Black Caviar's brother, Moshe, and is out of the Woodman mare, Pariza.