Ron’s Call emerged as the horse to beat in the upcoming WA Guineas after he demolished his rivals in listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on the weekend. Ridden just behind the leaders, Ron’s Call gained an inside run approaching the turn and no sooner he’d taken the lead than he bounded away from his rivals for one of the day’s most impressive wins in the country. The exciting three-year-old has now strung together four straight wins for red hot Ascot based trainer Simon Miller. “That was very rewarding today,” Miller said following the hollow four length success. “We were super super confident today coming into this race and then I had a look at King Saul in the mounting yard and he looked the one to beat.” “My horse has come a long way since being very shabby at Northam – he’s still got a lot of improvement in him.” “I’ve always had a big wrap on this horse. Everything he does is very freakish at home.” “He’s still a work in progress and if we could ride him a few pairs back, he’d be even better again – he’s got a dynamic sprint.” “It’s so exciting. I haven’t got to the bottom of this guy and horses race at their best when their coats look outstanding and this guys got a way to go there yet,” Miller added.
Ron’s Call is raced by former Fremantle Dockers AFL champion Peter Bell and his good friend and business partner Ray Meadowcroft. The pair also race reigning Karrakatta Plate winner Night War, stakes winning juvenile Single Spice, this season’s juvenile winner Miss Solis and today’s juvenile runner-up Spice Again. The exciting three-year-old was purchased for $36,000 from the 2009 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by renowned Melbourne based bloodstock agent Damon Gabbedy, buying under his Belmont Bloodstock Agency. A former Perth based agent, Gabbedy also purchased Spice Again for the same connections from this year’s Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Ron’s Call capped a big day for popular Hunter Valley sire Magic Albert who stands at the Mitchell Brothers Yarraman Park Stud for a bargain price of $16,500. Earlier in the day his classy son Albert the Fat won his second Group One when victorious in the $1 million Emirates Stakes at Flemington taking Magic Alberts sire statistics to 14 stakeswinners.
Ron’s Call was bred by Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm, and is from the unraced Red Ransom mare Kooroora Blue – a half sister to multiple Melbourne stakes winner Torumba.