Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago – Explosive, by Fappiano) registered his first stakes winner after The Voice won last Saturday’s Group 3 South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks.
The Voice (Northern Meteor – Ceol Na Sraide, by King’s Theatre) defeated Murtle Turtle (Murtajill – Honey Bouquet, by Last Tycoon) by a half-length with Bulbula (Shamardal – Taameer, by General Nediym) by 1-1/4 lengths.
Winning trainer Tony McEvoy said the youngster did plenty wrong but showed he had an exciting future with his half-length success.
“He’s one of the most immature horses I’ve dealt with – so to win that race at this stage is a really good sign,” McEvoy told the Adelaide Advertiser.
“He’s been a bit of a surprise as he just wants to play all the time at home but he’s got all the physical attributes to be a very good horse.”
The Voice is a two-year-old gelding trained by Tony McEvoy. He purchased the horse for $170,000 from the draft of Glastonbury Farms at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
South Australian-trained horses to win the SA Sires’ Produce include Umrum (1997), Rebel Raider (2008), Silent Surround (2009), Stirling Grove (2010) and Molto Bene (2012).
The Voice is out of Ceol Na Sraide, a King’s Theatre mare who won once from 34 starts. The Voice is her fourth foal to race and win. He is a half-brother to the listed placegetter Rock Band (Rock of Gibraltar – Ceol Na Sraide, by King’s Theatre).
Northern Meteor has produced seven winners from 26 runners in a strong first-season showing for Widden Stud.