Breeders’ Crown champ ready to return


    NEW ZEALAND youngster King Of Swing has freshened nicely since his Breeders’ Crown triumph in Melbourne and will likely contest a NZ Sires’ Stake heat at Cambridge next week.

    Pukekohe trainer Ray Green stated the son of Rocknroll Hanover, which boasts six wins from eight starts, would trial at Pukekohe on Saturday, then run at Cambridge.

    Should all go to plan, King Of Swing will then head down to NZ Cup week for the $170,000 Sires’ Stake Final at Addington on November 14.

    King Of Swing made a huge impression when he won the $NZ302,000 Two-Year-Old Breeders’ Crown on August 27, beating Aussie stars Poster Boy and Colt Thirty One.

    Green state the trip away has done the horse a power of good.

    “I think the trip away woke him up a little bit,” Green said. “He was always a pretty laid-back sort of a horse and it’s got him fired up a bit, which is good.

    “He had a week-and-a-half off when he got home. He’s going good in work and is a lovely horse and does whatever you want.”

    No horse has won the Breeders’ Crown-Sires’ Stake double, but Green has no doubt his charge deserves a shot at it.

    “There is so much money for three-year-olds now,” Green said. “There’s a lot of opportunities with about five Derbys, including Australia. We will press on and he’ll tell us if he’s getting tired. He’s thriving at the moment.’’

    • NZHN


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