Friday, 8 September 2017
King Of Prussia unearthed a late bloomer when Hochadel bolted in at Seymour on Thursday.
5yo gelding was facing the starter for just the second time in the
Height Insurance Maiden (1200m) after a promising debut at Bendigo last
Cranbourne trainer Rhiannon Schiffer, who races the winner
with Tim Kirwan, was bubbling with excitement when he returned to
scale. “He wasn’t broken-in until he was a 2yo and has had issues.
He’s taken a lot of work but it’s all been worth it now.
always known he had ability and people like Mick Kent and Robbie
Griffiths have helped,” Schiffer added. “So have the vets at Advantage
Equine and Ben Thompson who is suspended and couldn’t take the ride
was bred by Greta West Stud’s Laurie & John
McCarthy using their evergreen sire King Of Prussia over No Blushing
(Dolphin Street). The dam is a daughter of Flemington stakes winner No
Mischief (Listed VRC The Vanity).
No Blushing has another King Of
Prussia named Under No Prussia with trainer John Ledger and a 2yo colt
by Greta West sire Keep The Faith.
Jockey Matt Allen rode
Hochadel at Geelong and he was confident a long way from home. “He was
tightened at the start but he’s a big horse and squeezed through . From
there it was smooth sailing and I knew he would be hard to beat.
“He does everything right and should go on with it from here.”
Of Prussia’s G3 Bellmaine Stakes winner Prussian Vixen will step up her
spring campaign in the Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m)
at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Greta West stands King Of Prussia
($2,200) alongside Master Of Design ($5,500) and Keep The Faith ($3,300)
this year. All fees (inc gst).