Well known owners Graham and Linda Huddy have enjoyed much success with their five time Group I winning High Chaparral gelding Shoot Out, their maroon and gold colours carried to victory by another promising son of the English Derby winner at Cranbourne on Thursday evening.
Prepared by Peter Moody, two year-old colt So Man Up (2c High Chaparral x Sympathy, by Show a Heart) was sent out favourite for the 1000 metre maiden and despite drifting back to last after jumping from a wide gate, he flew home to win by more than a length.
So Man Up is a horse of obvious talent and is entered for the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick next month.
So Man Up was a $280,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Windsor Park Stud and although he was bred in New Zealand he comes from an Australian bred mare in Sympathy, who is by Show a Heart.
He is the first winner for Sympathy, a half-sister to Group III winner Spurred On and stakes-winner Live Theatre from the family of Group II winner Eureka Jewel and stakes-winner Sermon.
High Chaparral has the hot favourite in the Group I ATC Rosehill Guineas on Saturday in It’s a Dundeel and has 38 entries for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.