The Joe Pride-trained That’s A Good Idea (Orange and Blue silks) has followed in the footsteps of Northern Meteor breaking back-to-back track records when he set a new mark in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
And no one is more pleased than Rosemont Stud, who sought out and purchased his dam Sunday Service at this year’s June Magic Millions broodmare sale.
Buying the mare in foal to Foxwedge to visit resident Rosemont Stud young gun stallion Toorak Toff, it seems the family is set to get better and better with firstly Express Power, Sunday Service’s half sister having a stellar winter winner the Listed Gold Bracelet at the Gold Coast and now That’s a Good Idea set to take the spring by storm.
That’s A Good Idea broke Northern Meteor’s 1250-metre record at Canterbury last start when he clocked 1.12.36.”When Northern Meteor broke the record at Canterbury, he came here and broke this record and he’s following in his footsteps,” Pride said.
Better Than Ready subsequently broke Northern Meteor’s Randwick record but That’s A Good Idea shaved 0.04 seconds off that time, posting a slick 1.08.15.
Connections will now look to qualify their Epsom Handicap prospect through the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle with Pride suggested the mile trip of the iconic Sydney Spring Group One race shouldn’t pose a problem.
“The plan was if he won with a bit of authority we’d go to the Cameron,” he said.
“Watching that, he’ll run 1500 metres for sure.”
That’s A Good Idea, a 4yo gelded son of Flying Spur ($2.45 fav) defeated the Chris Waller-trained Field Marshall ($5.50) by a head with 3-3/4 lengths to Waller’s Heart Testa in third.
Sunday Service is due to foal in October and will visit Toorak Toff (pictured right) in what shapes as a mouthwatering mating for the daughter of champion Japanese stallion Sunday Silence.