Thursday, 29 November
Lakeshore Eagle became the first horse out of the new Conghua training centre to win on debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday night.
responded to a rails-hugging ride by Dougie Whyte to scoot through and
score by a half-length in the Jedburgh Hcp (1200m) at Happy Valley. He
looks a nice type and a useful prospect for trainer Chris So and
first-time owner Danny Chiang Ping.
Lakeshore Eagle has been with
So for seven months which included a stint at Conghua, the
multi-billion facility which is now an integral part of the Hong Kong
“I thought he would run well and wasn’t
surprised when he won,” So said. “We’ve spent a lot of time on this
horse – he just needed to develop. I didn’t want to rush him, it’s not
The Master Of Design 4yo was initially sold for
$75,000 by Basinghall Farm (as agent) at the 2016 Melbourne Premier
yearling sale to Price Bloodstock. He won trials at Pakenham and
Cranbourne before moving off-shore in March.
“He ran in a couple
of trials here last season but then went backwards,” So explained. “I
told Danny we should spell him for this next season. And respect to
him, he let me do everything I wanted.
“I have a lot of new blood like him in the stable and you can’t push them. You have to wait.”
Eagle was bred by Tony Stevens and John Cappellin and is the first
winner for Rose Syrah (Testa Rossa). She was trained by Tony Noonan to
win a Rivette Series Final at Flemington and was also placed in a G3
Eclipse Stakes at Sandown
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice)
stands at Greta West Stud for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee alongside
King Of Prussia (Anabaa).
Among his yearlings for sale next year
is the first foal of winning Hard Spun mare Taspinar entered for the
Inglis Melbourne Premier in March. The brown colt has been catalogued
as Lot 770 by Stonehouse Thoroughbreds as agent for Bridsan Bloodstock’s