Championship leading trainer Caspar Fownes will launch a two-pronged assault on Sunday’s (18 October) G2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin when Southern Legend and Dances With Dragon take their places en route to December’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
Keith Yeung Ming-lun ended his second serious drought of the term in style on Sunday, landing his biggest career success aboard the Caspar Fownes-trained Dances With Dragon in the Group Three Premier Plate (1,800m).
New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale graduate Master Montaro could not have made a more impressive debut when successful at Pakenham on Friday night for Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming. Ridden by Michael Walker, the son of Toronado came from last to amble past his rivals when winning the Kentucky Equine Research Maiden Plate (1000m) on debut and looks to have a bright future.
"That could be a good horse" could prove a big understatement as MASTER MONTARO (Toronado) comes from last at Pakenham for Richard Laming and Michael Walker. Bred by ourselves and sold to Woburn Farm, he was a $300,000 NZB purchase and looks to be a star in the making.