Cranbourne trials on Monday morning included three heats for two year-olds, one
of which was won by a colt from the first Australian crop of English Derby
winner New Approach (IRE).
Already the sire of a Group I winner in Europe in Dawn Approach, Darley based New Approach is seen as one of the hottest young sires in the world and there is much anticipation surrounding his first Australian runners.
The Clinton McDonald trained Mattan (pictured as a yearling) took his 800 metre trial by a long neck and is a half-brother to Group III winner Eight Till Late.
The colt was purchased for $90,000 from the Glastonbury Farm draft at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and is from Redoute's Choice mare Future Choice.
The fastest of the three juvenile trial winners clocking 47.31 seconds for the 800 metres was the Peter Snowden trained Exceed and Excel colt Kuroshio, a full brother to Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude winner Believe'n'Succeed.
The remaining winner was prepared by Peter Moody in Quest for Peace (2f Hard Spun (USA) x Classic Quest (USA), a homebred for Stuart Ramsey's Turangga Farm.