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I would like to present this stunning filly by Sire of this year’s Blue Diamond winner, Written By, the all-conquering Written Tycoon, also the Sire of 2016 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist.
Now standing in Victoria at Woodside Park his 2018 service fee is expected to exceed $100k – the highest service fee in Victorian history.
Out of a very fast City winning mare Escobar who won her first start at Morphettville by 4 lengths in a dominant debut.
She will head to the all-Conquering Darren Weir stables at Ballarat where he is fortunate to have one of the best training centres in the world at his doorstep!
Shares (10%) are offered for $ 12.25k + GST which includes all sales vetting,William Inglis Race series fee, transport, breaking in, pre-training & agistment until 01st June 2018 and Mortality Insurance to 30thNovember 2018.
She is both Super Vobis & Vobis Sires eligible meaning we can target the early Super Vobis money including the $1million Showdown race @ Caulfield next April.
Well that was a great sign today to see such an improvement from his first start to today, but watching him he has plenty of upside still and I believe you in 12 months’ time with a couple of Australian preps under his belt he could develop into a really nice staying prospect.
Today wasn’t ideal again as the rails weren’t the place to be so to defy the pattern it really shows our boy has a real zest to win and hopefully he can keep on improving with every run.
Caulfield dream grows as Pontefract maiden winner takes Australia by storm
From a Pontefract maiden to ante-post favourite for the Caulfield Cup. That’s the journey taken by former Micky Hammond inmate Kings Will Dream, who has just started a richly deserved holiday having taken Australian racing by storm.
Having been bought to join Hammond for 7,500gns in October 2016, Kings Will Dream finished third in two Ripon maidens for the three-strong Golden Cuckoo syndicate. He then broke his duck at Pontefract in July, after which he was sold again, this time to become part of top trainer Darren Weir’s team in Ballarat, Victoria.
Since then Kings Will Dream has won every one of his five starts in Australia, most recently storming to victory in Saturday’s Listed Mornington Cup in which Clondaw Warrior, a former Royal Ascot winner for Willie Mullins, finished last.
As a result of that five-length success the four-year-old is 10-1 clear favourite for October’s Caulfield Cup, to which he now has a guaranteed place.
Brad Spicer, who snapped up Kings Will Dream after consulting fellow Australian agent Justin Bahen, said: “It’s like looking for a needle in the haystack at that end of the market but we narrowed it down to a few likely types with some pretty stringent due diligence. We’re pretty thrilled with the result so far.
“How far can a Pontefract maiden winner go? We would have been happy with a city class horse but he’s turned into a potential star. It’s a dream result really.
“So many big money imports come out here and fail. We’ve landed a very affordable horse with upside after doing our homework and have seen the other side of that story, which is great.”
Spicer added: “We’ve been surprised by a few inquiries from UK owners with similar horses wanting to partner up with us in Australia and that’s something we are really going to explore this season. That way we can give those owners an opportunity to share the upside with some big prize-money races.”
Hammond said: “I’ve followed the horse’s progress closely and watched all his Australian races live. I also met Darren Weir at the Melbourne Cup and it’s obvious he has trained and placed the horse very well. If I still had him he would probably have been beaten in a Sedgefield selling hurdle by now!”I enjoyed training him but we were made an offer we couldn’t refuse and the owners now have three horses with me. It’s a good story in every way.”
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