Jason Warern looks to have unearthed a Caulfield Guineas contender after Grinzinger Allee made an impressive start to his career at Cranbourne on Sunday.
The son of Reliable Man showed very good ability in three jumpouts at Balnarring and Mornington which caught the eye of punters who quickly snapped up the $9 available in early betting.
Relentless late support across all wagering outlets saw Grinzinger Allee jump as short as $1.70 and he didn’t give his backers a moment of worry, cruising to an effortless 2.5-length victory.
Jockey Ben Melham was fully of praise for the gelding post-race, “He’s a nice horse,” said Melham.
“He’s quite new, he got a bit lost in front, but he’s got a good turn of foot.
“Jason’s just moved him over here to Cranbourne, he’s got some new boxes here and horses seem to be doing really well here (at Cranbourne) and he’s one that’s thrived.”
Melham suggested that Grinzinger Allee may well be up to Stakes grade in time.
“He’s got nice ability, but I’d be taking baby steps early and down the track I wouldn’t put those sort of races beyond him,” Melham said.
Grinzinger Allee was strongly supported in Caulfield Guineas betting leading up to Sunday’s win and following the victory he was as short as $21 for the October 12 feature.
Grinzinger Allee was bred by The Oaks Stud, and was sold out of their 2018 Book 1 Draft at Karaka for NZ$160,000. Grinzinger Allee is from the Group 1 winning mare Artistic.