In the colours of great stable supporters Aramco Racing, five-year-old gelding Aramco kept his strong record intact as he made it three wins from six starts with victory at Flemington. The son of Sea the Moon was up to 2000m for the first time, with jockey Damian Lane rating him well and controlling the tempo from start to finish.
Aramco won by more than two lengths with Lane telling Racing.com that getting the gelding into a
rhythm was key.
“He looked like he was outsprinted a touch (last start)…if he could get in a rhythm where he could relax then 2000m was going to suit him and that he did in a leading role,” Lane said. He added to connections post-race that Aramco was a “lovely, genuine, lightly-raced horse,” that had enough stamina to step out in distance once he learns his craft. Co-trainer Michael Kent Junior added that Aramco was open to a lot of improvement. “He’s trained down at our Warrnambool stable, he’s been a bit immature so hats off the team down there. I’d love to see him at a mile and a half eventually,” Kent Junior told Racing.com.
Aramco was a 90,000gns buy at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2020, selected by Stuart Boman for Aramco Racing.
Aramco’s dam Her Honour is a half-sister to former quality stayer Big Duke.