Equiano colt Dancing Flames has launched his Hong Kong career with an awesome debut in the Chuen Lung Rst Hcp (1000m) at Sha Tin.
The Danny Shum trained speed machine overcame a tricky inside gate to clock 56.51s down the straight course. He jumped straight to the front under Chad Schofield and then proceeded to dominate the season's first race restricted to three-year-olds.
Record-breaking yearling Kerauno only did what was required while winning on debut at Donald on Friday.
Trainer Mick Price had nommed the colt for three races over the weekend before deciding on a trip to the Wimmera. The son of Swettenham Stud sire Equiano (Fr) made it look easy against older horses and cruised home by more than two lengths from odds-on favourite Defar (Wanted).
Swettenham Stud has jumped the blocks with its two year-olds this season.
The Victorian nursery has earned black-type twice in the first two juvenile events of the season in Melbourne.
First-season Master of Design filly Kinetic Design was runner-up in the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington last Sunday and Equiano colt Valliano was placed in the Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on...
Equiano (Fr) sired his 7th winner for the season when Jason Warren sent his promising filly Orvassa to Echuca on Monday.
Racing first-up since a fading sixth in the LR Dequettville Stakes at Morphettville in April, she was given no favours three-wide without cover before running home for a resounding victory in the Book Melbourne Cup Day Maiden (1100m).
Swettenham Stud dominated the LR Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Sunday with top-class filly Sweet Sherry holding out the brilliant finish of Kinetic Design.
Sweet Sherry (Bel Esprit) was a $260,000 buy from Swettenham’s draft at this year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale. “She’s built like a colt and I said from Day 1 that she’s a cracking horse,” trainer Brett Stanley...