debut win for this exciting two year-old colt has his breeder and part-owner
thinking Group I Golden Rose.
Barrier trial watchers have been well aware of the ability shown by the Tim Martin trained Red Dynamite, so it was no surprise to see him go to the post as a red hot favourite at Goulburn on Friday.
The good looking son of Red Ransom (USA) ran right up to expectation, overcoming an outside draw to power clear for Corey Brown and win the 1200 metre maiden by three and three-quarter lengths.
"He's always shown us terrific ability, but Tim has taken him along very patiently and has always had a race like the Golden Rose at the back of his mind for him," said Paul Whelan of Luskin Park Stud.
Mr Whelan and partners bred Red Dynamite (pictured as a yearling) at Luskin Park and consigned him to the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, where he was offered on their behalf by Willow Park Stud fetching $100,000.
The colt is the first foal of stakes-winning Grand Slam mare Dyna Slam (USA), who is due to foal to Exceed and Excel this spring.
"He was a magnificent yearling, so it's great to see him come out in a race and prove himself," said Whelan.
"We used to call him Mike Tyson, he was such a big strong colt. We wanted to send the mare back to Red Ransom, but then he died so we thought the next best thing was Charge Forward, who sired her next foal, a colt that we sold at Easter this year for $200,000 to Tim Martin.
"Dyna Slam is a lovely mare that was bought for us in the US by Vin Cox. She won the Prairie Meadow Oaks and her dam is by Dynaformer, who I think is an outstanding sire and broodmare sire."
Mr Whelan has had good luck with imported American mares having bred the Group I winner Foxwedge from Forest Native (USA), whose talented two year-old filly She's a Fox is poised to resume at Warwick Farm on Saturday in the ATC Rosebud Qualifier for fillies.
A brilliant debut winner at the Canterbury night meeting on March 16th, She's a Fox (pictured www.stevehart.com.au) then finished sixth beaten two and a half lengths in the Group II ATC Magic Night Stakes behind classy fillies Ichihara, Cavalry Rose and Flying Snitzel before heading to the spelling paddock.
"She's grown and developed during her break and has come back in great shape according to her trainer Anthony Cummings," said Whelan, who also has a share in this filly.
"It's early days, but the Golden Rose may be a possibility for her as well."
With her older brother Foxwedge about to embark on a new career as a stallion at Newgate Farm, She's a Fox will be out to add further value to the family as she contests the better fillies races this spring.
"There's a lot to look forward to, but unfortunately it's not all rosy as we had some bad luck earlier in the year when Forest Native lost a colt by Redoute's Choice in April," Whelan revealed.
"He had four white feet and would have been beautiful. Such a shame, but that's what happens in this business and you have to take the good with the bad."