Westbury’s Group 1 winning stallion, Red Giant (pictured), was represented by his very first trial winner when Red Striker (Red Giant x Megara) claimed a classy win in the two-year-old heat over 650m at Cambridge today.
Trained by Jim Collett, Red Striker missed the jump but was able to recover and eventually covering the field to get the better of her fellow opponents.
Red Striker was passed in at the Karaka Yearling Sales early in the year and now races in the familiar blue and white colours of Westbury principal Gerry Harvey.
Red Striker is from the winning Encosta de Lago mare Megara who is a half-sister to the stakes placed performer, and fellow Westbury Stud graduate, Dreamer (More Than Ready x Make me Strong).
Red Giant will have 12 two-year-olds on offer at next month’s NZB Ready to Run Sale – click here to view.
Red Giant stands for $10,000 + GST at Westbury Stud with no fee payable until 1 June 2014.