Son Salutes

Apr 09, 2018

It was a reward for consistency when Son Of City was able to salute at Ballarat on Sunday, the four-year-old having been performing so well in the lead-up, not always having the best of luck.

Not in the best part of the track when fourth at the same course less than two weeks previously, Son Of City was not unsuited back slightly in distance - also enjoying a small weight drop.

Well rated by his regular partner Nathan Punch, Son Of City was not brilliantly away, ending up worse than midfield - finding some trouble when first beginning his run. But he was into the clear straightening and made a game run, putting his nose out right where it counts!

It was win number four for the reliable gelding who has finished outside of the first five only once during his 20 start career, one which has seen him amass just over $90,000 in stakes.

"He does have a tendency to over do it so the thing with him is to get him to relax," Punch said, noting that was just what Son Of City did - "he relaxed nicely in the middle stages and finished off well."

"I was always confident, there was a bit of tempo on for him and when races are run to suit he has a sharp 250m sprint."

As his name suggests, the chestnut is by Ilovethiscity who enjoyed a good weekend with his longshot daughter El Dorado Dreaming taking out the Gr.1 Sires' Produce Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Like that filly Son Of City boasts a cross of Sir Tristram. He is one of three winners for the Danehill Dancer mare Tullia, daughter of the Flemington winning Military Plume mare Booker Mary.

Son Of City's full sister Ilovethisgirl is also a member of our stable and she showed good potential during her latest campaign last summer.