Prince of Sussex First Hong Kong Run Promising

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 1

Last seen in Australia winning the inaugural $1million MRC Showdown in Victoria last year beating Stradbroke contender Hightail, Toronado (IRE) gelding Prince of Sussex finally made his Hong Kong debut a Sha Tin on Sunday.

Now trained by John Size and renamed Lucky Express, the three year-old has trialled on numerous occasions in Hong Kong since he transferred there at the end of last year, but this was his first race start.

Sent out favourite for the Class Two event over 1200m, he loomed into contention strongly over the final furlong, but probably peaked on his run just shy of the line to finish third beaten less than a length.

It was an encouraging effort and he can no doubt improve with further maturity as his career unfolds.

His dam Il Diamante has a yearling filly by Toronado and she is back in foal to him again.

Swettenham Stud’s Toronado has had a very successful season with some 46 Australian winners of nearly $3million in prizemoney including  stakes-winner Still a Star, Group I placed Affair to Remember as well as four other Black Type horses in addition to his boom up and comers Masked Crusader and Master Montaro, who is also headed for Hong Kong.





Race Result - Amah Rock Hcp (C2) 1200m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 1:08.23
Mr Croissant
T: W Y So J: C Schofield 55.5
4g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Surreptitiously (GB) (Machiavellian (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $105,000
V:The Oaks Stud
B: Mr SF Ritchie
All In Mind
T: A S Cruz J: V Borges 53.5
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Isabel Street (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $75,000
V:JK Farm
B: Mark Newnham Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $46,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Ric Wylie Bloodstock
Lucky Express
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 54
3g Toronado (IRE) x Il Diamante (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $145,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Carringbush Park Pty Ltd
T: A T Millard J: K Teetan 54
3c What A Winter (SAF) x Big Mona (USA) (Yes It's True (USA))
Seven Heavens
T: C Fownes J: M L Yeung 54
6g Frankel (GB) x Heaven Sent (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
Lucky More
T: C S Shum J: Z Purton 56
3c More Than Ready (USA) x You Da One (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Hawkes Racing
Precious Express
T: P Yiu J: Alex Lai 54
5g Niagara (AUS) x Boxapins (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $85,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Richardson Racing/Mr GJ Wiggins
T: J Moore J: Jerry Chau 55.5
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Star Pupil (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,050,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd
California Whip
T: A S Cruz J: A Hamelin 57.5
7g Giant's Causeway (USA) x Canterbury Lace (USA) (Danehill (USA))
Baltic Success
T: C S Shum J: M F Poon 52.5
5g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Madame Pedrille (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Apollo Ng
Highly Proactive
T: K W Lui J: C Y Ho 55.5
4g Coats Choice (AUS) x Blue Blond (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Speed Vision
T: F C Lor J: C Wong 51.5
5g Helmet (AUS) x Sunburnt (GB) (Haafhd (GB))
Yoo Yoo King
T: K H Ting J: H N Wong 52
4g Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) x Cruise Collection (SAF) (Model Man (SAF))
Team Spirit
T: W Y So J: A K Chan 51
5g Strategic (AUS) x Forget Ima Lady (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $47,500
V:RJH Racing Morphettville SA
B: Aquanita Racing P/L
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