Bought privately for Team Valor out of Brian Meehan's stable at the end of last year, CRIMSON CHINA surpassed all expectations when coming with a storming late run to win a first level allowance at Gulfstream today. Shiffled back and in mid pack with a lot of ground to make up, the well made colt swung wide around the turn., looked like he had a mountain to climb but kicked in the turbocharger and cut the others down to win by 1/2 length going away.
Thoroughbred Daily News have made him their newest 'RISING STAR' on the back of this performance.
The result was all the more pleasing as both trainer and owners had reportedly strongly believed that the colt would need this first race. Hopefull Crimson China will go on from here and fulfill his huge potential.
Below is a reproduction of the 'newsflash' posted online by TDN
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http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/members/rising_stars/rising_stars.cfm?id=52788Giant's Causeway's Crimson China Becomes a Rising Star

8th at GP Alw  [1 1/8m (T)] Winner: Crimson China, c, 3 by Giant's Causeway
Making his first start since being purchased privately by Barry Irwin's Team Valor International, Crimson China (c, 3, Giant's Causeway--Parisian Affair, by Mr. Greeley) came wide into the Gulfstream and unleashed a wicked turn of foot to take a first-level allowance and become the newest TDN Rising Star. Previously trained by Brian Meehan, the attractive bay colt made two good-looking starts on the all-weather in England, going down by a nose on debut at Kempton Oct. 13 before graduating by three lengths at Wolverhampton Nov. 25. Crimson China is out of a 3/4-sister to French highweight Elusive City (Elusive Quality). Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0. O-Team Valor International. B-Plantation Stud/Silver Springs Stud Farm (KY). T-H Graham Motion.