Stryker X Absolute Harmony Leads All The Way At His First Jump Out!
Written on the 28 October 2016
On Thursday, Stryker X Absolute Harmony had his first 400m jump out at Eagle Farm Racecourse. How well a horse does at their first jump out is a great indication as to how well a horse will cope and go on to succeed in future racing. And Stryker X Absolute Harmony did not disappoint one bit, taking the lead when ridden by one of Australia's top jockeys, Jim Byrne.
What a spectacular start to this 2yo colt's future in thoroughbred racing, who all along has been ticking all the right boxes. Pre-trainer, Lindsay Hatch has been really impressed with this colt, saying all along how well he has been performing in his training, exceeding all expectations. He's known to be a very big eater and eats everything in his food bin which is a good trait. And he has a very large head, similar to Winx.
This is what Jim Byrne had to say after the jump out:
"He was very very professional. Being a young colt, he was a little bit fractious in the barrier but you expect that at his age. But as soon as he heard the clicking noise of the barriers open, I brought him up to speed and he felt strong the whole way down the straight. It took me a while to pull him up at the end; there's a lot of promise in him."
And of course Queensland's leading trainer, Tony Gollan, couldn't be happier and had this to say about his jump out:
"This colt had a short jump out today, at Eagle Farm over 400m. I couldn't be happier with him... he did everything required of him. Jim Byrne rode him... he ran around the track to the gates beautifully, and loaded in great. He just came out and made him go down the straight the whole way. Jim just sat on him, on the bit and he did it like a 4 year old, very professional and a very forward going horse. All being still on the bit, physically a little immature as you'd expact at his age, but doing everything asked of him and probably a little bit more. So I really, really like this horse and where he's going. Where to now? We'll just see how he goes when the dust settles over the next two or three days. We'll just check over him tomorrow, and make sure there are no issues and if all is well, we'll press on to a trial or give him a break. I'll make that decision by very early next week. I'm very happy with what we saw today and after looking at the jump out, I'm sure you'll be pleased too."
Below is a link to a video of the jump out, taken by Jane Gollan. To view, please use password: ABSOLUTE
After this outstanding jump out, the remaining 60% share in this colt is expected to sell really quickly. So if you'd like details, please contact us as soon as possible.