After having many impressive qualifiers earlier in the season that failed to amount to age group stardom, the progeny of Changeover have finally started to hit their straps on the racetrack.
In the last month the 2.4 million-dollar earning son of In The Pocket has produced four impressive juvenile winners, none more so than Webb Ellis, who streeted his rivals by four lenghts at Forbury Park last night.
His other recent winners include Risk, Sudden Change, and Nuala, who was ultra impressive on debut and his since been sold to leading Perth trainer Gary Hall Snr for a six figure sum.
Risk will compete at Addington tonight, where he is sure to be competitive, while Prince Of Pop could well be Changeover’s latest two-year-old winner after the completion of racing at Alexandra Park tonight.
But, while Webb Ellis was very impressive at Forbury Park last night, he wasn’t the only one doing Changeover proud. His little Christian Cullen ¾ sister, Change Time, was also a winner in the hands of trainer-driver Ken Barron.
Change Time is the ninth winner from Vance Hanover mare Chaangerr, while her next foal, Change Stride, was a recent workout winner for leading trainers’, Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.
Meanwhile, smart Love You three-year-old Father Christmas looks destined for better things after easily accounting for a field of C1 & faster trotters’ last night.
The Phil Williamson trainer trotter, who is a close relation to Jo Anne, Dependable, Ima Gold Digger and Shirley Temple, has now won two of his four starts, but could well have been unbeaten if it wasn’t for a couple of costly gallops.
By Mitchell Robertson