Having won his first three runs this time in before an out of character performance last time out, four-year-old More Than Ready entire Our Boy Nicholas showed that he is a class galloper, winning his fifth race from only ten starts.
Carrying the number 1 saddle cloth in the FDC Constructions & Fitout Handicap over 1600m, the Toby Edmonds-trained Our Boy Nicholas was too good, taking the race narrowly by a long neck from Manicero with a further length and a quart to the third placed Ongoing Venture.
Having only been in the Gold Coast stable of Toby Edmonds for this campaign, the four wins from five starts for the stable really shows the hard work all at Edmonds Racing put in to their runners.
Purchased from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Our Boy Nicholas is out of the Redoute's Choice mare Presenting, herself a Listed-winning half-sister to the Group Two winner Light Up The World, who is in turn the dam of Group Three winner World Peace.
It is a great black-type family that includes Group One winners Bentley Biscuit and Thorn Park as well as fellow stakes winners Rain Drum, Chivalry, Cask and Military Grace.