The hopes of a bright future ahead for talented three-year-old, Nadaraja were further heightened following a 5.6 length demolition at Scone this week.
Drawn out wide in barrier 11, he jumped well and led throughout, easing up at the line to score another victory in the hands of Matthew Palmer.
Trained by Stephen Jones, Nadaraja is raced and bred by Kia Ora Stud. By the late Redoute’s Choice, he is out of the farm’s resident mare National Anthem who has produced several sprint winners and is a half-sister to international champion, Starspangledbanner.
Kia Ora’s Breeding and Bloodstock Manager Shane Wright was delighted with the three-year-old’s performance.
“It was a very exciting win and I think there will be plenty of slot holders looking at him to fill their place in the Kosciusko. He comes from a family of regal sprinters, including Starspangledbanner and is still learning his trade, so the best is very much in front of him,” Wright said.
“His dam has a Deep Field yearling colt to sell next year and is expecting another foal by him this spring. She will visit our brilliantly fast freshman sire Prague this season and as he is a son of Redoute’s Choice, the resulting foal will be a 3/4 in blood to Nadaraja.”