Catch A Wave shines with Ballarat win
Star reinswoman Kate Gath believes Catch A Wave is a star of the future following an eye-catching win at Ballarat on Saturday night.
The two-year-old was having just his second start but still managed to cruise to a 12-metre win in the APG Vic 2YO Gold Sovereign Final.
Much was expected of Catch A Wave heading into the race after owners Richard and Pauline Matthews forked out $82,000 at the APG sales.
However that outlay was justified following the front-running win and Gath was very impressed with his performance.
"We really like him, but that probably even exceeded our expectations on how good we thought he was," Gath told Trots Vision.
"I thought he would have run 54ish, but I didn't necessarily know the last quarter was a 26 something, although it did feel fast around the last corner – we were hiking.
"He felt really good and I didn't have to turn the stick or pull the plugs, but hopefully when we have to do that there will be something there."
Onwards and upwards
Meanwhile Gath was so impressed she believes this is just the start for Catch A Wave who could have a very bright future.
"It looks promising. I don't want to get too excited, but after tonight who knows how far he can go and how he’ll go against the best ones," Gath added.
"It's one thing to have one to be really impressed by, but it's always that next step to take on the best ones. He hasn't had a lot of racing or anything like that, so who knows when he gets there.
"He certainly feels like he's got it all to make it down the track, but time will tell I guess."