On A Winning High
Oct 10, 2017
The late High Chaparral has been enjoying a great run of late and one of his promising three-year-olds is our exciting colt Nothin' Leica High who was so impressive breaking his maiden at Seymour on Sunday.
Always travelling well just off the pace for Ryan Maloney, the well related colt hit the lead early in the straight and just kept finding - doing a good job at just his third outing.
Debuting with a game third over 1300m, Nothin' Leica High has improved at each outing, again third over a mile second up before relishing the 2046m.
"He is a class horse who has gone well at all of his runs to date," Robbie Griffiths said.
"But he was always going to be better as he gets over ground... he will continue to thrive as we get him out over further."
Due contest the Derby Trial at Geelong next time out, Nothin' Leica High has the VRC Derby firmly in sight.
Bred by Hillside Thoroughbreds who retained a share after the colt was purchased by the stable at last year's Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Nothin' Leica High is the sixth foal and fifth winner for the classy mare Cinque Cento.
The winner of five races including the Gr.1 Doomben Cup, the Gr.2 Queen Of The South Stakes and the Gr.3 Doomben Roses, Cinque Cento has not had much luck at stud over the last couple of years but is the dam of a Dundeel filly who fetched $110,000 at this year's Melbourne Premier.