Godolphin three-year-old Aramayo has the pedigree to win better races than a Canterbury midweeker.
Untapped Aramayo is on the way towards improving his standing among Godolphin’s equine hierarchy after winning at Canterbury.
A half-brother to the 2014 ATC Australian Derby runner-up Tupac Amaru, Aramayo stamped himself as a distance horse of the future with a clear-cut win over 1550m on Wednesday.
As it stands, trainer James Cummings says Aramayo is one of many three-year-olds scrambling for recognition in a yard that has more than most talent at its disposal.
“He’s in a pool of promising young horses in the stable,” Cummings said.
“He’s raw and he’s got plenty of improvement, physically.
“It would be great to see him keep improving without rushing him and hopefully we can find the right races on the way through.”
Aramayo was a well-tried favourite at $2 but there were moments of concern when the three-year-old was wedged between horses at the 400m.
But when Tye Angland was able to push Aaramayo in a three-wide position, the colt did the rest in a 2-1/4 length win at his second visit to the races.
“On what he did today, at his second start, there is plenty of upside,” Angland said.
Aramayo’s sire is Poet’s Voice, a Darley shuttle stallion whose progeny include Poet’s Word, a Cox Plate entry who is rated equal third behind Winx in the latest world rankings.