Former jockey and now astute trainer Craig Carmody has a bit to look forward to with his promising stayer Single (4g High Chaparral x Myself, by Nashwan) , who scored a stylish victory at Rosehill on Saturday.
The four year-old son of High Chaparral (IRE) enjoyed the run of the race for Nathan Berry before forging clear from the race favourite Rolling Pin to win the 1800 metre Benchmark 85 event by a length and a half.
“He’s very classy and has some Black Type races in store for him,” said Nathan Berry.
“He won pretty impressively… he really exploded today.”
A modest $25,000 purchase from the Kia Ora Stud draft at the 2009 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from Session II, Single runs for a partnership including popular Sydney owner Geoff Grimish in whose colours he runs.
Single has won four of eight starts earning $142,400 and is a half-brother to three Northern Hemisphere bred winners including stakes-placed Ghayth and Ego being from the imported Nashwan stakes-winner Myself (GB).
High Chaparral is set to play a major role at the 2012 NZB Premier Yearling Sale which will feature his last New Zealand bred crop of yearlings.