Jeff Noske’s high opinion of Salorski was given another boost after the up and coming three-year-old maintained his unbeaten status with a pulsating win in the Auto Classic BMW Trophy (1200m).
In a Noske sibling finish, Salorski, ridden by Jarrad, led and held on determinedly to defeat the fast-finishing Precious Memories, ridden by sister Jerry, who stormed home from sixth, by a nose. Spangled Impact ran third.
Salorski, who gave Jarrad Noske the second leg of a double after guiding Dukeazza earlier in the programme, is unbeaten after romping home by four lengths in a Bunbury maiden last month.
Jeff Noske is expecting big things from Salorski, who started favourite, but said the gelding’s speedy brilliance had forced a change of future plans.
“He ticked all the boxes 12-months ago the way he had been working and we have a pretty high opinion of him,” Noske said.
“We actually bought him as a Derby horse, but he is probably too brilliant at this stage of his career.
“He has been working like a miler and 1800m horse and I reckon that is his best distance.”
Meanwhile trainer Stephen Miller is almost certain to have a strong two-pronged attack in next week’s feature juvenile race at Pinjarra following the exciting win of Kentoo at Ascot yesterday.
Kentoo, ridden by apprentice Randy Tan, scored an impressive win on debut when he flashed home from last at the turn and defeated favourite You Am I by a short head. Pacesetter My Demi ran third.
Miller said Kentoo, who was purchased for $26,000, would likely join stable mate, The Shoe in the $225,000 Listed Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Pinjarra on February 11.
“He probably got back further than I expected and took a fair bit to get going, but once he got going he really hit the line pretty good,” Miller said.
“He has always shown me a fair bit and the group of people that are in him should have a pretty good ride with this horse.
“If he pulls up well and is not shin sore I’d say he will definitely go there (Magic Millions).”