ASTERIUS and Kerrin McEvoy win the first race at Canterbury
2018-02-19 (Latest News)
When the late, very great veterinarian Dr Percy Sykes said "the best medicine of all for horses is the one which many owners wish to use least of all ...time" he was certainly on the mark. That philosophy has been borne out over the years as having a large element of accuracy without question, but the mental maturity of a horse is also often the key to their success a little later in their careers. Such is the case with 3 year old ASTERIUS who won at Canterbury Park on Friday night.
The Sebring colt was an immature 2 year old who was not able to sustain a full race preparation early in his career, but now that he's starting to get his mind around what is required of him he is showing the talent we felt that he had some time ago. With Kerrin McEvoy aboard for the second time ASTERIUS was able to work to the line well over the 1,550 metres trip and win right on the line at his 3rd career start, having twice before run 2nd at each start. Kerrin mentioned that ASTERIUS will be advantaged by a much bigger/roomier track with his big stride, but for now he's done a decent job so early in his career. He looks like a 3 year old who should progress as he's now learning all the time.
Congratulations to the winning ASTERIUS owners Paramount Racing (Manager: Kathryn Wood), Appleroth Family (Manager: Valerie Appleroth), P & S Glenney and S McKee Racing (Manager: Patti Glenney), Felgate Holdings (Manager: Paul Felgate), David McLeish, Maureen McLeish, Ray Aurisch, Helen Aurisch, Boeara Holdings (Manager: Denise Dunphy), John Saunders.