All American colt wins first 2YO race of the season in Adelaide

All American’s best quality crop have just turned two and the season has started perfectly.

Crockett landed South Australia’s first two-year-old race of the 2017/18 season, producing an impressive display in the James Boag’s Plate (1000m).

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Wayne Mitchell, of McEvoy-Mitchell Racing, picked the colt out at the 2017 Magic Million Gold Coast Sales and paid $180,000 to purchase the All American look-alike.
Crockett was backed from $2 to start $1.75 favourite.  Ridden by Jamie Kah, the exciting colt accelerated strongly up the home straight to score by 1-3/4 lengths.

Assistant trainer Calvin McEvoy said Crockett had been a very headstrong horse early in training.

“The team at home deserve all the credit,” McEvoy said.“They have educated the colt so well he is now a professional.

“Jamie rode him brilliantly. She didn’t bustle him early but let him find his feet then weaved her way between runners to go clear to victory.”

McEvoy said the excellent way Crockett hit the line indicated he might be worth a trip to Melbourne during the spring carnival.

“We’ll see how he comes through the race but, on that effort, he looks worthy of a chance in a tougher race.

“On his breeding, you would think he would be even better next preparation and as a three-year-old – and over more ground.”

All American was a 2YO Stakes Winner himself before running second in the Blue Diamond.